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Acacia conniana

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Acacia conniana Maslin, Nuytsia 5: 323 (1985)

Dense, bushy, glabrous shrub, 2–6 m high. Bark longitudinally fissured at base of main trunks, grey or dark red-brown. Branches non-pruinose. Young tips very resinous. Phyllodes ascending to erect, not lax or pendulous, 7–16 cm long, 3–12 mm wide, with markedly recurved apex, thinly coriaceous, green, obscurely multistriate, with prominent midvein and 2 subprominent veins; gland minute, basal; pulvinus 1.5–3 mm long. Peduncles 4–10 mm long, glabrous. Spikes on short axillary branchlets, 1–2.5 cm long, dense, golden. Flowers 5-merous; calyx gamosepalous, costate or 5-sided, the ribs densely hairy; petals free, glabrous. Pods linear, slightly raised over seeds, to 10 cm long and 4 mm wide, coriaceous to thinly crustaceous, glabrous. Seeds to 5 mm long; areole closed or with narrow opening.

Occurs in southern regions of W.A. in coastal areas extending 40 km inland, from Cape Le Grand to Israelite Bay, also on Mondrain and Middle Is., Recherche Archipelago, E of Esperance; usually associated with granite rocks. Flowers Sept. & Oct.

Allied to A. doratoxylon (N.S.W., Vic.) and A. lasiocalyx (W.A.). Both A. conniana and A. lasiocalyx often grow on granite rocks.

Type of accepted name

Israelite Bay, W.A., Sept. 1915, J.P.Brookes s.n. ; holo: NSW; iso: K, MEL, PERTH.

Synonymy

Acacia conniana is based on the following. A. cognata Maiden & Blakely, J. Roy. Soc. Western Australia 13: 28, pl. 20, figs 1–5 (1928), nom. illeg ., non Domin (1926). Type: as for accepted name.

Acacia acuminata var. latifolia Benth., Fl. Austral . 2: 404 (1864). Type: Middle Is., W.A., G.Maxwell s.n. ; lecto: K, fide B.R.Maslin, loc. cit .; isolecto: K; possible isolecto: MEL.

Illustration

J.H.Maiden & W.F.Blakely, J. Roy. Soc. Western Australia 13: pl. 20, figs 1–5 (1928), as A. cognata .

Representative collections

W.A.: SE base of Mt Arid, A.N.Rodd 5132 (BRI, K, NSW, PERTH); Mt Howick Hill, c. 76 km E of Esperance, P.G.Wilson 8125 (NSW, PERTH).

(NSW)

WATTLE Acacias of Australia CD-ROM graphic

The information presented here originally appeared on the WATTLE CD-ROM which was jointly published by the Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra, and the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Perth; it was produced by CSIRO Publishing from where it is available for purchase. The WATTLE custodians are thanked for allowing us to post this information here.

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