Acacia inophloia Maiden & Blakely, J. Roy. Soc. W. Australia 13: 25; pl. 16, figs 1- 4 (1928)
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.
M.Simmons, Acacias Australia 2: 219 (1988).
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)