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Acacia scalpelliformis

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Acacia scalpelliformis Meisn., in J.G.C.Lehmann, Pl. Preiss . 2: 200 (1848)

Closely allied to A. urophylla but differing principally in the following ways. Phyllodes semitrullate, with a prominent gland angle on the scarcely crenulate adaxial margin 8–11 mm above the base, with base not protracted, 2.5–4 cm long, 6–10 mm wide, pungent, 2-nerved per face; lateral nerves few, not prominent. Pods and seeds not seen.

Occurs at a few disjunct localities in the Pemberton- Manjimup and Augusta districts and near Mt Chudalup, south-western W.A. In the Manjimup area it occurs as scattered individuals in dense populations of A. urophylla ; it seems to prefer damper sites than A. urophylla .

Acacia scalpelliformis is not far removed from the ‘ A. myrtifolia group’ as evidenced especially by its 4-merous flowers, even though it has more than one nerve per phyllode, see J.Vassal, Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat., Toulouse 108: 1–127 (1972). It has been suggested by some field workers that this species might represent a hybrid involving A. divergens and A. urophylla .

Type of accepted name

Swan R., W.A., J.Drummond 161 ; holo: BM, sheet labelled herb. Shuttleworth; iso: G, MEL n.v ., NSW, OXF, P, PERTH (Fragment ex MEL), W; see B.R.Maslin & R.S.Cowan, Nuytsia 9: 411 (1994), for note on types.

Illustration

F. von Mueller, Iconogr. Austral. Acacia dec. 7 (1887).

Representative collections

W.A.: Mt Chudalup parking area, off Northcliffe- Windy Harbour road, R.W.Goodman 221 (Albany Regional Herb.); Brockman Block, Pemberton, 27 Oct. 1959, O.W.Loneregan (PERTH); Augusta, 5 Oct. 1968, J.Pocock s.n. (AD); ?Kochelaa’s Gully, 25 Sept. 1967, Forests Dept. Manjimup no. 380 (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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