Acacia blakei subsp. diphylla (Tindale) Pedley APNI*
Synonyms: Racosperma blakei subsp. diphylla APNI*
Acacia diphylla Tindale APNI*
Description: Medium-sized tree to c. 13 m high, somewhat grey-green in appearance. Branchlets terete or flattened distally, glabrous or sparsely hairy
Phyllodes of immature plants elliptic to narrowly elliptic (markedly different in shape to mature phyllodes but also with intermediate forms), straight, to 40 mm wide. Phyllodes with (3-) 4–8 (commonly mostly 4–6) veins per mm.
Calyx usually densely white-hairy.
Flowering: August – November, sometimes as early as July or into December.
Distribution and occurrence: chiefly in the tributaries of the Manning River to the Clarence River; also recorded from the Coxs River and LakeYarrunga (Tallowa Dam).
Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and dry rainforest, on steep slopes.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
The name 'diphylla' refers to the two types of phyllodes which occur on younger and older plants respectively.
Text by P.G. Kodela (August 2005; edited May 2012)
Taxon concept: P.G. Kodela & G.J. Harden, Flora of NSW Vol. 2 (2002)
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