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.
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 .