Acacia inaequilatera Domin, Biblioth. Bot . 89: 258 (1926)
Camel Bush , Corky Kanji
Somewhat gnarled, glabrous tree 2–4 m high, sometimes to 8 m. Bark thick, corky. Branchlets normally pruinose. Stipules spinose, sometimes only bases persisting. Phyllodes inequilaterally ovate to elliptic or obovate, sometimes obliquely orbicular, normally 2–5 cm long and 1.5–3.5 cm wide, variably undulate, normally acute to acuminate, pungent, coriaceous, normally grey-green, glabrous; midrib prominent and excentric; lateral nerves forming a close, normally prominent reticulum. Inflorescences terminal or axillary racemes; raceme axes 5–18 cm long and (together with the peduncles) purple-red and often pruinose; peduncles mostly twinned and 1–2 cm long; heads globular, c. 30-flowered, golden; buds dark purple-red. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free, sometimes shortly united. Pods curved to openly 1 1/2 coiled, to 11 cm long, 7–10 mm wide, firmly chartaceous to thinly coriaceous, pruinose. Seeds longitudinal, oblong to orbicular, 4.5–6 mm long, dull, brown, encircled by funicle.
North West Cape E to L. Disappointment, on Nerrima and Luluigui Stns in the southern Kimberley region, also from near Balgo S to the Blackstone Ra., W.A., NE to near to Davenport Ra., N.T. Grows in sand or sandy loam, often on rocky hills, in tall shrubland with spinifex ground cover.
Formerly confused with A. pyrifolia which has non-corky bark, symmetrically elliptic to orbicular or obovate phyllodes with central midribs and lateral nerves forming a less prominent reticulum, pale-coloured peduncles, raceme axes and flower buds, and short funicles which do not encircle the seeds. Phyllodes and inflorescences often similar to those of A. marramamba .
Seeds (green or mature) eaten by Aborigines.
Type of accepted name
Between the Ashburton and Yule Rivers, W.A., E.Clement ; syn: K, PR; on plain between Globe Hill and Uaroo (sphalm. ‘Maros’), W.A., 1 Oct. 1905, A.Morrison ; syn: K; iso: CANB, PERTH.
B.R.Maslin, in J.P.Jessop (ed.) Fl. Central Australia 120, fig. 159A (1981); P.Latz, Bushfires & Bushtucker 101 (1995).
W.A.: 10 km SSE of Luluigui Stn, M.Lazarides 6545 (PERTH); upper Rudall R. area, B.R.Maslin 2055 (K, NSW, PERTH). N.T.: Bloods Ra., C.Dunlop 1908 (PERTH); 125 km NW of Yuendumu, J.R.Maconochie 1004 (K, NSW, PERTH).