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Acacia wiseana C.A.Gardner, J. Roy. Soc. W. Australia 27: 173 (1942)

Intricate shrub to 4 m high and the same across. Ultimate branchlets divaricate, short, straight, striate-ribbed, light green, glabrous, somewhat spinose. Phyllodes sparse, inconspicuous, frequently shed, patent to deflexed, linear, pentagonal-compressed to flat, 5–20 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, acute, pungent, light green, glabrous, 5-nerved; midrib not prominent, central; adaxial margin 2-nerved and somewhat thickened. Inflorescences 2–6-headed racemes which may resemble the branchlets and appear simple; raceme axes 6–10 (– 20) mm long, glabrous; heads globular, c. 25-flowered, light golden to mid-golden; bracteoles absent. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free. Pods prominently rounded over seeds and moderately to deeply constricted between them, to 18 cm long, 6–12 mm wide, thinly crustaceous, yellow-brown, commonly lightly pruinose, glabrous. Seeds longitudinal, globose, 5–9 mm diam., dull, dark brown; aril small, terminal.

Discontinuous in the Arid Zone from Nerren Nerren Stn N to the Lyndon R., L. Auld to L. Disappointment, and Dovers Hills, W.A., and in the Tanami area near The Granites, N.T. Grows in red sand or sandy loam, in open scrub, low woodland or on spinifex ( Triodia spp., Plectracne spp.) plains, sometimes occurs around clay pans.

Related to A. scleroclada .

Type of accepted name

Wandagee, Minilya R., W.A., 31 Aug. 1932, F.J.S.Wise & C.A.Gardner 3283 ; holo: PERTH; iso: K, PERTH (only C.A.Gardner given as collector on all type specimens).

Illustrations

B.R.Maslin, in J.P.Jessop (ed.), Fl. Central Australia 116, fig. 156 (1981); M.Simmons, Acacias Australia 27 (1981).

Representative collections

W.A.: 195 km N of Carnarvon, P.E.Conrick 972 (MEL, PERTH); 33 km S of Overlander Roadhouse on North West Coastal Hwy, B.R.Maslin 2779 (AD, MEL, NY, PERTH). N.T.: 29 km NW of The Granites, J.R.Maconochie 1630 (K, 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 Conservation and Land Management, 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.

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