Home
Go to Species Gallery Go to Image Gallery Go to Info Gallery Go to For Schools Go to Contact Go to About  
 

Acacia truculenta

Jump to a taxon beginning with the letter:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Acacia truculenta Maslin, Nuytsia 12: 407 (1999)

Harsh, spreading, moderately open, glabrous shrub 0.7–2.2 m high. Bark dark grey to black. Branchlets rigid. Stipules 2–4 mm long, spinose, straight, spreading. Phyllodes sessile, patent to reclined, slightly asymmetric, lanceolate to narrowly triangular, some ovate, 7–13 mm long, 1.8–3.6 mm wide, acuminate, pungent, rigid, green to subglaucous, often tinged pale purple, 1-nerved; lateral nerves not evident. Inflorescences simple, 1 per axil; peduncles 6–8 mm long; heads globular, 23-flowered, golden; bracteoles absent. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free, narrowly linear-spathulate; petals nerveless. Pods curved, terete, to 5 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, coriaceous-crustaceous, red-brown, not striate. Seeds longitudinal, oblong-elliptic, 3–3.5 mm long, mottled; aril terminal.

Restricted to a small area from Swallow Rock to Mt Glasse (c. 100–180 km due SW of Norseman), south-western W.A. Grows in sand or loam, in low woodland or open Mallee scrub.

Type of accepted name

Frank Hann Natl Park, 68 km by road E of Lake King store towards Peak Charles, W.A., 13 Aug. 1985, B.R.Maslin 5783 ; holo: PERTH: iso: CANB, G, K, MEL, NY.

Representative collections

W.A.: 35 km W of Mt Glasse, Bremer Ra., K.Newbey 5574 (PERTH); 19 km NNE of Swallow Rock, Frank Hann Natl Park, K.Newbey 7223 (PERTH).

(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.

Page last updated: Tuesday 11 September 2018