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Acacia inophloia Maiden & Blakely, J. Roy. Soc. W. Australia 13: 25; pl. 16, figs 1- 4 (1928)

Fibre-barked Wattle

Shrub or tree 1- 3.5 m high. Bark stringy and shaggy on trunks, ‘Minni-Ritchi’ on upper branches. New shoots bright yellow-green and viscid. Branchlets sericeous, resinous. Phyllodes ascending, filiform, gently curved, terete, 6- 15.5 cm long, 0.6- 0.8 mm diam., greyish green, resinous, with 8 closely parallel, fine nerves obscured by sericeous indumentum. Inflorescences simple, 1 per axil; peduncles 0.7- 2 mm long, densely golden appressed-hairy; heads obloid to cylindrical, 8- 20 mm long, 4- 6 mm diam., 50- 76-flowered, golden; receptacle densely villous. Flowers 5-merous, hairy; sepals 1/3- 1/2-united. Pods linear, slightly raised over seeds, slightly curved, to 8 cm long, 2.5- 4 mm wide, thin-coriaceous, densely villous-tomentose. Seeds longitudinal, broadly elliptic or oblong, 3- 3.5 mm long, glossy, mottled brown; pleurogram double; aril an apical thin, flap of tissue.

Restricted to N and E of Kondinin with a single collection from Moora, inland south-western W.A. Grows in gravelly soil, sandy loam and sand, in scrub and shrubland.

Field observations by B.R.Maslin suggest that this species forms hybrids with A. lasiocalyx near Bendering, W.A.

Seemingly related to A. ephedroides .

Type of accepted name

Bendering, W.A., 26 Aug. 1923, C.A.Gardner 2010 ; holo: NSW; iso: PERTH.

Illustration

M.Simmons, Acacias Australia 2: 219 (1988).

Representative collections

W.A.: Moora, 18 Aug. 1965, F.W.Humphries (PERTH); 8 km W of Pederah, B.R.Maslin 533 (BM, BRI, CANB, K, MEL, MO, NSW, PERTH); 29 km N of Kondinin towards Narembeen, B.R.Maslin 3423A (CANB, PERTH).

(RSC & 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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