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Acacia huegelii

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Acacia huegelii Benth. (as ‘Hugelii’), in S.F.L.Endlicher et al. , Enum. Pl. 42 (1837)

Erect or semiprostrate, multistemmed shrub normally 0.3–0.4 m high. Branchlets pubescent or glabrous. Stipules setaceous, 2–4 mm long, erect. Phyllodes dimidiate, broadest near or above the middle with the adaxial margin conspicuously rounded, 7–16 mm long, 2–7 mm wide, acuminate, pungent, commonly shallowly recurved, with indumentum as on branchlets except sparser; midrib prominent, intersecting adaxial margin below cusp; gland obscure, 0–1 mm above pulvinus. Inflorescences simple, 1 per axil; peduncles normally 6–12 mm long, pubescent or glabrous; heads globular, 20–35-flowered, cream or white; bracteoles narrow, acuminate, exserted in buds. Calyx absent; petals 5, rarely 6, 1-nerved. Pods flat, curved, to 40 mm long, 3.5–5 mm wide, coriaceous, red-brown, coarsely striate, hirtellous. Seeds oblong, 4 mm long, mottled; aril terminal, conical, whitish.

Occurs from the Moore R. S to Collie and Yallingup, also further S from Northcliffe and Kendenup, south-western W.A. Grows in sand in Banksia or Eucalyptus woodland or open forest; W of Northcliffe it grows in interdunal swales with Kunzea sp. and Agonis flexuosa . Flowers during summer months.

Closely allied to A. forrestiana . Phyllodes of some forms resemble A. imparilis .

Type of accepted name

Swan R., W.A., Huegel ; holo: K.

Illustration

M.Simmons, Acacias Australia 2: 55 (1988).

Representative collections

W.A.: Northcliffe area, A.Annels 1856 (Manjimup Regional Herbarium); Yallingup, Dec. 1930, W.E.Blackall s.n . (PERTH); Wooroloo, M.Koch 1815 (LY, NSW, P, PERTH, W); L. Banganup, Jandakot area, B.R.Maslin 1391 (PERTH).

(BRM)

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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