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Acacia tayloriana

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Acacia tayloriana F.Muell., S. Sci. Rec. 2 (7): 151 (1882)

Prostrate shrub. Branchlets shortly pilose or shortly pilose and hirsutellous admixed. Stipules oblong to elliptic. Pinnae 1- 3 pairs, 10- 20 mm long; petiole 6- 17 mm long; rachis 7- 17 mm long; pinnules 3- 5 pairs, narrowly oblong to elliptic or narrowly elliptic, 5- 11 mm long, 3- 5 mm wide, apiculate, green, hirsute on margins and below with tubercule-based hairs, with prominent midrib, with 2 or 3 additional minor longitudinal nerves, reticulate; gland on petiole, absent from rachis, sessile. Inflorescences simple, 1 per axil; peduncles 25- 50 mm long, sparsely pilose-hirsute to hirsutellous; heads globular, c. 20-flowered, creamy white. Flowers 5-merous; sepals c. 2/3-united. Pods 1- 3 cm long, 6- 8 mm wide, reticulate, glabrous or subglabrous. Seeds (few seen) transverse to longitudinal, c. 3.5 mm long; aril narrowly clavate, as long as seed.

Restricted to near the Blackwood R., NE of Augusta, south-western W.A. Grows in gravel and sand in Jarrah ( Eucalyptus marginata ) forest.

Related to A. preissiana which is also prostrate and summer-flowering.

Type of accepted name

Near the Blackwood R., W.A., coll. unknown ; holo: MEL49742; iso: PERTH00774294 (Fragment ex B) & 00774286.

Illustrations

B.R.Maslin, Nuytsia 1: 451, fig. 21 & 489, map 8 (1975).

Representative collection

W.A.: c. 30 km E of Karridale, B.R.Maslin 4398 (PERTH, TLF).

(BRM)

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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