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Acacia gittinsii

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Acacia gittinsii Pedley, Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 75: 30 (1964)

Graceful shrub 1–2 m high distinguished from A. ruppii in the following ways. Phyllodes linear to narrowly linear, 1–3 cm long, 0.6–1.2 mm wide; gland normally absent. Inflorescences 6–15-headed racemes; raceme axes 2–5 cm long and together with the peduncles rather slender and sparsely to moderately hairy; heads 4–5 mm diam., c. 20-flowered. Petals glabrous or subglabrous. Pods (very immature, also old dehisced valves) subglaucous, glabrous to subglabrous.

Confined to the Blackdown Tableland S of Blackwater, Qld. Grows on sandstone in Eucalyptus woodland; it is common in places in wetter areas. Other acacias confined to the Blackdown Tableland include A. hendersonii and A. storyi .

Perhaps better treated as a subspecies of A. ruppii . Phyllodes may resemble those of A. burbidgeae and A. arbiana , both of which are readily distinguished by their non-racemose inflorescences.

Type of accepted name

Blackdown Tableland, Qld, Aug. 1981, C.H.Gittins 388 ; holo: BRI; iso: NSW.

Synonymy

Racosperma gittinsii (Pedley) Pedley, Austrobaileya 2: 349 (1987). Type: as for accepted name.

[ Acacia linifolia auct. non Willd.: C.T.White, Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 50: 73 (1939), as to Qld specimens cited, fide L.Pedley, Austrobaileya 1: 243 (1979)]

Representative collections

Qld: Blackdown Tableland, 29 km SW of Dingo, L.A.S.Johnson s.n. (NSW100518, PERTH); Blackdown Tableland, Rainbow Falls, K.A.W.Williams 80176 (BRI).

(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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