Acacia cassicula R.S.Cowan & Maslin, Nuytsia 7: 187; 186, fig. 1D–F (1990)
Spreading shrub 1–2.5 m high. Branchlets glabrous or hirsutellous, often resinous apically. Phyllodes inclined, asymmetric, oblong to oblong-elliptic or obovate, straight, mostly 1.5–2 cm long and 5–7 mm wide, rounded-obtuse to subtruncate and retuse, mucronulate to rostrate-mucronulate, thinly coriaceous, normally glabrous, with 2 distant main longitudinal nerves and regularly anastomosing, impressed secondary nerves inbetween; gland annular, 2–3 mm above base. Inflorescences simple, 1 per axil, or rarely a rudimentary raceme with axes less than 1 mm long; peduncles 3–5 mm long, glabrous; basal bract persistent, broadly ovate, 1.5 mm long; heads globular, 4–5 mm diam., 22–30-flowered. Flowers 5-merous, sepals 1/2–3/4-united. Pods linear, strongly curved to openly once- or twice-coiled, to 7 cm long, 3–4 mm wide, chartaceous, glabrous, mostly strongly resinous. Seeds longitudinal, oblong, 4–5 mm long, glossy, dark brown; aril apical.
Infrequent but locally common from Wagin SE to near Jerramungup in south-western W.A. Predominantly growing in Eucalyptus occidentalis woodland in sandy or granitic loam.
Type of accepted name
8 miles [13 km] E of Gnowangerup, W.A., 23 Aug. 1964, K.Newbey 1302 ; holo: PERTH.
R.S.Cowan & B.R.Maslin, loc. cit.
W.A.: Wagin, 10 Sept. 1955, J.Graffin s.n. (PERTH); 3.2 km E of Jerramungup, K.Newbey 488D (MEL, PERTH); 12.8 km E of Gnowangerup, K.Newbey 1302D (PERTH).