Acacia maranoensis Pedley, Austrobaileya 1: 194 (1978)
Tree to 10 m high. Bark dark, furrowed. Branchlets glabrous, scurfy with white resin deposit. Phyllodes linear to very narrowly elliptic, straight to curved, (9–) 11–15 (– 20) cm long, 4–8 (– 12) mm wide, acute, occasionally slightly uncinate, coriaceous, grey-green, scurfy-resinous especially when young, glabrescent, with numerous closely parallel nerves of which 1–3 slightly more prominent than the rest. Inflorescences mostly 3–6-headed racemes; raceme axes 2–5 (– 7) mm long; peduncles 3–10 mm long, scurfy, glabrous or sparsely appressed-puberulous, resinous; heads globular, 4–6 mm long, 30–60-flowered. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free to 1/2-united. Pods very narrowly oblong to linear, flat, slightly raised over and irregularly constricted between seeds, straight to slightly curved, to 6.5 cm long, 5.5–7 mm wide, thinly chartaceous, finely regiculate, glabrous. Seeds oblique, broadly elliptic-oblong, c. 4 mm long, glossy, dark brown; aril small.
Restricted to the Roma- Mitchell area, southern Qld. Grows in texture contrast soils, usually in woodland of Eucalyptus populnea .
Its affinities are not clear (mature pods and seeds needed to assess relationships properly); possibly related to A. melvillei .
Type of accepted name
50 km SSW of Roma, Qld, Sept. 1967, L.Pedley 2410 ; holo: BRI; iso: A, CANB, K, L, MO, NSW, PR, LE, RSA.
Racosperma maranoense (Pedley) Pedley, Austrobaileya 2: 352 (1987). Type: as for accepted name.
Qld: Armadilla South Stn, 27 km SE of Morven, M.E.Ballingall 2389 (BRI, MEL, PERTH).