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Acacia latzii Maslin, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 2: 313; 309, fig. 5 & 320, fig. 8 (1980)

Latz’s Wattle

Shrub or tree 3–7 m high. Branchlets glabrous to appressed-puberulous. Phyllodes narrowly linear to linear-oblanceolate, mostly very shallowly incurved, 5–10 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, with an acute to short-acuminate and straight to uncinate apex, coriaceous, khaki green to greyish green, glabrous to sparsely appressed-puberulous, with numerous closely parallel, obscure nerves. Inflorescences 2–5-headed racemes; raceme axes 1.5–5 mm long, appressed-puberulous; peduncles 5–9 mm long, puberulous; heads globular, 4 mm diam., 13–18-flowered, resinous. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free. Pods linear, flat except slightly raised over and constricted between seeds, to 15 cm long, 5–6 mm wide, coriaceous, distinctly reticulate, glabrous. Seeds longitudinal, oblong, 5.5 mm long, dull, brown-black; funicle gradually enlarged towards minute, apical aril.

Known only from Bacon Ra. and Beddome Ra., southern N.T. and S.A near the N.T. border. Grows in skeletal alkaline soil in gullies and rocky slopes on low hills; locally dominant in tall open shrubland or with Acacia aneura .

Seems allied to A. calcicola which is most readily distinguished by its flower-heads with more flowers and by woody and moniliform pods.

Type of accepted name

Beddome Ra., New Crown Stn, N.T., 21 Apr. 1977, P.K.Latz 6891 ; holo: DNA; iso: AD, CANB, K.

Illustrations

B.R.Maslin, op. cit . 309, fig. 5; G.J.Leach, in J.H.Leigh & J.D.Briggs (eds), Threatened Austral. Pl. 22 (1992).

Representative collections

N.T.: Beddome Ra., P.K.Latz 5238 (BRI, CANB, PERTH); 4 km E of Dead Bullock Dam, Henbury Stn, P.K.Latz 9402 (NSW, PERTH). S.A. 10 km ENE of Mt Mead, Tieyon Stn, 17 Aug. 1992, P.K.Latz 12465 (NT).

(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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