Home
Go to Species Gallery Go to Image Gallery Go to Info Gallery Go to For Schools Go to Contact Go to About  
 

Acacia nanopravissima

Jump to a taxon beginning with the letter:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Acacia nanopravissima Molyneux (ms)

Erect shrub 0.5–0.9 (–1.2) m high. Branchlets glabrous. Phyllodes crowded, markedly inequilateral, generally obdeltate with adaxial margin conspicuously rounded with the proximal edge parallel to branchlet, 4–8 mm long, 3–6 (–8) mm wide, mucronulate, green, glabrous or with scattered hairs on margin below the gland, imperfectly 2-nerved; gland rather prominent, 2–3 mm above pulvinus, similar in form to A. kettlewelliae . Inflorescences racemose, raceme axes 12–27 mm long (exceeding phyllodes); peduncles 2.5–3.5 mm long, glabrous; heads globular, golden, 7–9-flowered. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united. Pods and seeds not seen.

Occurs at Splitters Ck, S of Wulgulmerang, north-eastern Vic. Grows in dry open forest on shallow soils derived from sediments. Acacia infecunda and A. tabula occur in this same area (in Fl. Austral . these species were treated as dwarf variants of A. boormanii and A. buxifolia subsp. buxifolia respectively).

Plants of A. nanopravissima are dwarf shrubs mostly not above 0.9 m tall; they spread by suckering and do not seem to set fruit. In Fl. Australia this species was treated as a dwarf variant of A. pravissima which, apart from its taller stature, differs most obviously from A. nanopravissima , in having larger phyllodes (mostly 7–12 x 5–14 mm).

Representative collection

Splitter’s Creek area (precise locality withheld for conservation reasons), 30/4/1986, W.Molyneux & S.Forrester s.n. (PERTH).

(BRM)

In Fl. Australia this species was treated as a dwarf variant of A. pravissima .

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.

Page last updated: Tuesday 11 September 2018