Acacia vittata R.S.Cowan & Maslin, Nuytsia 12: 448 (1999)
Lake Logue Wattle
Dense, rounded shrub 1–4 m high. Branchlets longitudinally striped with glabrous, often green, epidermis and brownish, appressed-puberulous bands, resinous. Phyllodes ascending to erect, narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong-elliptic, straight to shallowly curved, 3–5.5 cm long, 3.5–7 mm wide, acute to obtuse, apiculate, coriaceous, glabrous or with scattered microscopic hairs on nerves, resinous, with numerous, sometimes white-resinous, distant, impressed or slightly raised main nerves and occasional anastomoses inbetween; gland basal, inconspicuous. Inflorescences mostly simple (2 or 3 per axil) or sometimes a few 2-headed rudimentary racemes with axes 0.5–1 mm long; peduncles 4–6 mm long, densely appressed-puberulous, resinous; heads globular, 4.5 mm diam., 29–31-flowered, golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals 1/2–2/3 united. Pods prominently undulate, not constricted between seeds, to 3 cm long, 4–5 mm wide, coriaceous, villous, resinous. Seeds longitudinal, widely elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 3–4 mm long, subnitid, dark brown to brown-black; aril subterminal, creamy white.
Restricted to near Eneabba, south-western W.A. Grows in sand and clay loam on margins of seasonal lakes in low open forest or low woodland.
A member of the ‘ A. flavipila group’, perhaps with affinities to A. verricula , which has reticulate phyllodes, free sepals and curved to loosely undulate pods, and which does not have striped branchlets. Branchlets resemble those of A. cognata . Phyllodes similar to those of A. recurvata .
Type of accepted name
Near Lake Eneabba [precise locality withheld for conservation reasons], W.A., 25 Aug. 1988, B.R.Maslin 6269 ; holo: PERTH; iso: CANB.
W.A.: near Eneabba, B.R.Maslin 6409 (CANB, K, MEL, PERTH).
(RSC & BRM)