Common name: sunshine wattle
Acacia terminalis subsp. Long inflorescences (P.G.Kodela 307) APNI*
Synonyms: Acacia terminalis (Salisb.) J.F.Macbr. subsp. longiaxialis Kodela & Tindale ms. (Kodela 307) APNI*
Acacia terminalis (Salisb.) J.F.Macbr. subsp. longiaxialis Kodela & Tindale ms. (Kodela 307) APNI*
Description: Erect, spreading or sometimes straggly shrub to 3 m high. Branchlets angled, long with longitudinal ridges 0.1–0.3 (-0.6) mm high, sparsely to moderately pubescent with erect to ascending (spreading), white hairs to 0.3 mm long.
Leaves with petiole 0.5–1.9 cm long, sparsely to moderately pubescent, gland 1.3–3.6 x 0.7–1.4 mm long; rachis (0.5-) 0.8–5.5 (-7.5) cm long, sparsely to moderately pubescent; pinnae (1-) 3–5 (-6) pairs, 2–6 cm long; pinnules 7–19 pairs, (3-) 3.5–13 mm long, (1.3-) 2–4 (-5) mm wide.
Inflorescences axillary racemes or sometimes in panicles, the raceme or main panicle axis to 33 cm long; heads 5–9-flowered, 10–13 mm diam., cream to pale yellow; peduncles 5–20 mm long, 0.3–0.5 mm diam., moderately to densely or sometimes only sparsely pubescent. Calyx 0.6–0.9 mm long.
Pods 3.5–12.5 cm long, (9-) 10.5–17.5 mm wide.
Flowering: March to October.
Distribution and occurrence: from the Toronto area to the far North Coast of N.S.W.
Grows in heath and open eucalypt forest, sometimes in swampy areas and along creeks; usually in sandy soil on sandstone, also in clay loam.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT
The distinguishing features of this subspecies include the following characteristics: Branchlets and leaf axes pubescent; racemes of heads usually very elongated and unbranched; flower-heads pale yellow, relatively large.
Text by P.G. Kodela
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (CHAH 2006)
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