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Acacia toondulya

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Acacia toondulya M.O’Leary (ms)

Erect, whispy tree to 3 metres. Branchlets angled at extremities, pruinose, glabrous. Phyllodes elliptic or obovate, obtuse to sub-acute, 3–12 cm long; 1–3 cm wide, green to sub-glaucous, midrib and marginal nerves prominent, lateral nerves obscure; gland at distal end of pulvinus or to 1 mm above it. Inflorescences axillary racemes or panicles; raceme axes 4–6 cm long, glabrous; peduncles 3–4 mm long, glabrous; globular to obloid, 80–106-flowered. Flowers 5 –merous; sepals united. Pods narrowly oblong, raised on opposite sides over alternate seeds, 30– 50 mm long, 9–13 mm wide, firmly chartaceous to slightly coriaceous, angled at extremities glabrous. Seeds transverse; funicle half or more encircling seed, expanded into an aril.

Restricted to rocky hills of the south-west Gawler Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, S.A.

A poorly collected, yet distinctive species with seemingly closest affinities to A. anceps , A. notabilis and A. cretacea but is distinguished by the following combination of characters: plants with an erect, whispy growth habit, branchlets strongly pruinose, heads large, 80-106-flowered and arranged in racemes or panicles, and pods with transverse seeds.

Representative collections

S.A.: Gawler Range, 28/4/1981, Anonymous (AD); Hiltaba Station, M.Jusaitis & L.Polomka 72 (AD); Kondoolka Stn, M.C.O'Leary 3382 (AD).

(MO’L & BRM)

This species was not included in the Fl. Australia treatment of Acacia .

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