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Acacia mitodes A.S.George, J. Roy. Soc. Western Australia 82: 101 (1999)

Prostrate shrub. Stems glabrous. Stipules erect to somewhat spreading, subulate, 1.5–1.8 mm long, light brown. Phyllodes 12–17 per whorl, erect to gently incurved, terete, 12–19 mm long, acute with mucro c. 0.2 mm long, sparesly setose. Peduncles 15–19 mm long, sparsely pilose. Heads 6–8-flowered. Flowers 5-merous; calyx 1.8–2 mm long, smooth, glabrous, the lobes triangular; corolla 2.3–2.5 mm long, smooth, glabrous except setose lobes. Pods on stipe 45–55 mm long, 3–4 cm long, glabrous; margins slightly thickened. Seeds (immature) longitudinal.

Known only from the type. Grows in woodland atop sandstone cliff, infrequent. Flowers May–June.

Distinguished especially by the few-flowered heads. Closely related to A. hypermeces , differing also in the longer calyx, more phyllodes per whorl and longer stipules.

Type of accepted name

Carson Escarpment, Drysdale River Natl Park, W.A., 1449’S, 12649’E, 2 June 1996, A.A.Mitchell 4404 ; holo: PERTH; iso: CANB, K.

(ASG)

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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