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Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd. subsp. longifolia Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Mimosoideae
Common name: Sydney golden wattle

Acacia longifolia subsp. longifolia (Andrews) Willd. APNI*

Synonyms: Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd. var. longifolia APNI*
Acacia longifolia var. latifolia Sweet APNI*

Description: Erect or spreading shrub or tree 1–8 m high.

Phyllodes usually narrowly elliptic to very narrowly elliptic, 6–20 cm long, mostly 4–20 mm wide, 2 or 3 or more longitudinal veins more prominent, apex usually acute or subacute.

Pods ± straight to curved, sometimes curled back or twisted on opening.


Illustration
C. Wardrop

Flower
Photo J. Plaza

Other photo
Photo T.M. Tame

Herbarium
Sheet

Distribution and occurrence: South of Kempsey and Torrington districts.

Grows in a wide range of sclerophyll communities (heathlands to woodlands and tall forests), usually on sandstone and basalt- or granite-derived soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: *Qld Vic. *W.A. *S.A.
AVH map***

Text by P.G. Kodela (August 2005)
Taxon concept: P.G. Kodela & G.J. Harden, Flora of NSW Vol. 2 (2002)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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