Acacia unguicula R.S.Cowan & Maslin, Nuytsia 7: 218; 211, fig. 1K–N (1990)
Shrub 1–2 m or tree to 3 m high. Branchlets slightly ribbed, glabrous except appressed-puberulous in axils. Stipules persistent, spinose, recurved, 0.5–1.2 mm long. Phyllodes erect, narrowly oblong to oblong-oblanceolate or elliptic, straight or slightly curved, 2- 4 cm long, 3–4 mm wide, acute, pungent, rigid, olive green, glabrous, with 14–16 distant, strongly raised, yellowish nerves, the internerve region green and bearing stomata; glands 1 or 2. Inflorescences simple, 2 per axil; peduncles 7–11 mm long, glabrous; heads globular, 5–6 mm diam., 24–34-flowered, deep golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free. Pods (immature) linear, to 6 cm long, 2 mm wide, slightly appressed-puberulous. Seeds not seen.
Known only from Ninghan Stn, between Wubin and Paynes Find in south-western W.A. Grows in rocky clay or loam in open scrub.
Type of accepted name
Mt Singleton, Ninghan Stn, W.A., 6 Aug. 1969, R.A.Saffrey 829 ; holo: PERTH; iso: K, MEL, NSW, NY.
R.S.Cowan & B.R.Maslin, loc. cit.
W.A.: type locality, B.R.Maslin 4240 (CANB, K, MEL, PERTH).