Acacia ingramii Tindale, Telopea 1: 373 (1978)
Spreading bushy shrub or tree 2–5 m high, rarely to 7.5 m high. New shoots densely citron-sericeous. Branchlets dark coloured, appressed-puberulous with white hairs. Phyllodes narrowly linear, 6–14 cm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide, uncinate to subuncinate, thin; midrib appressed-puberulous (hairs pale yellow or white) otherwise glabrous or subglabrous; lateral nerves obscure; glands rather prominent, 1 or 2, lowermost 1–5 mm (rarely 10 mm) above pulvinus. Inflorescences racemose; raceme axes 2–4 cm long, slender, appressed-puberulous with golden or white hairs; peduncles 2.5–5 mm long, with indumentum as on raceme axes; heads globular, 14–22-flowered, golden. Flowers mostly 5-merous; sepals c. 3/4 united. Pods convex over and slightly to moderately constricted between seeds, to 11 cm long, 5–8 mm wide, firmly chartaceous, glabrous. Seeds (few seen) longitudinal, oblong, 4.5–5 mm long, arillate.
Occurs in the upper catchment of the Macleay R. (E to SE of Armidale), N.S.W. Grows in rugged gorge country on soils derived from slates in tall scrub or sometimes eucalypt woodland.
Closely related to A. neriifolia which is distinguished especially by its broader phyllodes which commonly have a denser indumentum more generally distributed over the lamina surface, see M.D.Tindale, loc. cit. , for further discussion.
Type of accepted name
Wollomombi Falls, 36 km E of Armidale, N.S.W., 1 Oct. 1974, R.Coveny 5667 & N.Lander ; holo: NSW; iso: CANB, K n.v ., L n.v ., MEL n.v ., UC n.v ., US n.v., Z.
T.Tame, Acacias SE Australia 151, fig. 165, pl. 165 (1992).
N.S.W.: Blue Hole, Gara R., 12 Dec. 1962, R.Southwell (NSW).