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Acacia pritzeliana

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Acacia pritzeliana C.A.Gardner, Hooker’s Icon. Pl . 34: t. 3380 (1939)

Shrub commonly 0.2–0.5 (- 1) m high. Branches light grey, scarred where phyllodes have fallen. Branchlets hirsute-hirsutellous to puberulous. Stipules often spinose, c. 2 mm long, slender, straight. Phyllodes somewhat crowded, subsessile, normally patent, terete to compressed, 4–10 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, pungent, often narrowed towards apex, rigid, green, glabrous or sparsely hirsutellous, normally medially sulcate upon drying; nerves rarely evident. Inflorescences rudimentary 1- or 2-headed racemes with axes <0.5 mm long; peduncles 7–14 mm long, glabrous; heads globular, 16–23-flowered, light golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united or divided to base. Pods linear to narrowly oblong, to c. 10 cm long, 5–7 mm wide, thinly coriaceous-crustaceous, black, with a yellowish medial stripe internally, glabrous. Seeds longitudinal, 4.5–6.5 mm long, oblong-elliptic, dull, light brown; aril terminal, conical.

Occurs from near Dunn Swamp (75 km NE of Ravensthorpe) and Kumarl E to Cape Arid Natl Park, also near Spargoville, south-western W.A. Usually grows in sand over clay in eucalypt woodland and shrubland.

Probably related to A. xerophila which has larger, flat phyllodes with an obvious midrib.

Type of accepted name

Salmon Gums, W.A., Aug. 1932, G.H.Burvill ; iso: K.

Representative collections

W.A.: c. 24 km SW of Mt Ragged, A.S.George 7390 (PERTH); just S of Spargoville, 372 m.p. on Coolgardie- Esperance Hwy, A.Kessell 336 (PERTH); Salmon Gums, B.R.Maslin 5530 (PERTH).

(BRM)

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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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