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Acacia dictyoneura

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Acacia dictyoneura E.Pritz., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 35: 303 (1904)

Obconic shrub 0.7–1.5 m high. Branchlets sparingly appressed-puberulous, pilose or minutely so, viscid apically. Stipules persistent, narrowly triangular, 0.5- 1 mm long, thickened. Phyllodes erect, obliquely oval or elliptic, 6–15 mm long, 4–9 mm wide, unequal at base, undulate, mostly obtuse or truncate, mucronulate, coriaceous, glabrous or sparsely hairy on nerves and margins, glabrescent, with 2 or 3 raised, main nerves and reticulate inbetween. Inflorescences 1- (or 2-) headed racemes; raceme axes 2.5–6 mm long, sparingly appressed-puberulous to minutely pilose; peduncles 5–10 mm long, pubescent as axis; basal bract 1–1.5 mm long; heads globular to obloid, 5 mm diam. 45–60-flowered; bracteoles ovate to lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free. Pods narrowly oblong, to 3 cm long, 4–7 mm wide, villous. Seeds longitudinal, ovate, 3–3.5 mm long, brown; aril apical.

Known only from drainages of Pallinup and Fitzgerald Rivers as far N as Borden in south-western W.A. Grows in loamy or sandy soils.

Related to A. awestoniana .

Type of accepted name

Stirling district, near Cape Riche, W.A., [Sept. 1901], A.J.Moir ; iso: PERTH748420 (Fragment ex B).

Representative collections

W.A.: Fitzgerald R. area, Sept. 1971, H.E.Daniels s.n. (BRI, PERTH); Pallinup R., H.Demarz 9447 (PERTH); Borden, J.Goodwin 10 (PERTH); 12.5 km WNW of Chillilup Pool, K.Newbey 4266 (PERTH).

(RSC & BRM)

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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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