Acacia glandulicarpa Reader, Victorian Naturalist 13: 146 (1897)
Dense, spreading, somewhat viscid shrub 1–2 m high. Branchlets puberulous. Phyllodes on short stem-projections, erect, asymmetrically ovate to ovate-elliptic, with adaxial margin straight and parallel to branchlet and abaxial margin obviously convex and normally undulate, 5–13 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, glabrous, 2-nerved per face with the second nerve often not prominent; lateral nerves few, obscure. Inflorescences simple, 1 or 2 per axil; peduncles 4–8 mm long, slender, glabrous; basal bract persistent; heads prolific, globular, 8–20-flowered, bright yellow. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united. Pods narrowly oblong, to 3 cm long, c. 5 mm wide, thinly coriaceous, densely pilose with straight, slightly inflated, gland-tipped hairs. Seeds oblique, oblong-elliptic, c. 3 mm long, slightly shiny, brown; aril curved over end of seed.
Discontinuous, occurring in the Burra Gorge, Hanson and Bordertown areas, S.A., and the Little Desert- Dimboola area, Vic. Grows in alkaline soil on rocky hills in open scrub (Burra), or in eucalypt open forest.
Related to A. rhetinocarpa . The taxon formerly called A. rotundifolia (= A. acinacea ) may have similar phyllodes to A. glandulicarpa except they are only 1-nerved per face and the pods are very different. The gland-tipped hairs on the pods are characteristic of A. glandulicarpa and are similar to those of A. aspera , a species readily distinguished by its generally longer, 1-nerved phyllodes.
Type of accepted name
hilly mallee country, County of Lowan [Dimboola is on eastern boundary of this County], Vic, 11 Aug. 1895, F.M.Reader ; holo: MEL.
L.F.Costermans, Native Trees & Shrubs SE Australia 309 (1981); T.Tame, Acacias SE Australia 111, fig. 110, pl. 110 (1992); D.J.E.Whibley & D.E.Symon, Acacias S. Australia 2nd edn, 179 (1992).
S.A.: 10.8 km along Booboorowie Rd from Farrels Flat, M.O’Leary & D.E.Symon 2241 (AD); Burra Creek, D.J.E.Whibley 5989 (AD). Vic.: Little Desert Natl Park, M.G.Corrock 6298 & B.A.Fuhrer (MEL, PERTH).