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Acacia aureocrinita B.J.Conn & Tame
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Mimosoideae
Acacia aureocrinita B.J.Conn & Tame APNI*

Description: Bushy shrub, usually <1 m high, sometimes to 1.8 m, with ± erect branches; branchlets terete, ridged, densely yellow-hairy.

Phyllodes ± coplanar with the branchlet or rotated to 30–60o from the branchlet, elliptic to broadly elliptic or occasionally ovate-elliptic, 0.8–2 cm long, 4–12 mm wide, green to grey-green, hairy, midvein subprominent, lateral veins faint, margins ± flat and yellow-green, base slightly oblique and slightly asymmetric, apex acute mucronate with mucro <2 mm long; 1 gland mostly to 1 mm above base or occasionally absent.

Inflorescences 1 in axil of mostly ± reduced phyllodes; peduncles 7–16 mm long, pale yellow-hairy; heads globose, 18–30-flowered, 4–7 mm diam., pale yellow to cream-coloured.

Pods usually slightly curved, 2–8 cm long, 12–17 mm wide, leathery to firm, glabrous, margins ± flat; seeds transverse; funicle filiform.


Illustration
T. Tame

Habitat
Photo A.E. Orme

Habit
Photo A.E. Orme

Flower
Photo A.E. Orme

Fruit
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Herbarium
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Type
Specimen

Flowering: warmer months.

Distribution and occurrence: from east of Cooma to Shoalhaven River.

Grows in Eucalyptus woodland often on ridge crests and steep valley sides, mostly in stony clays.
NSW subdivisions: ST
AVH map***

Similar to Acacia uncinata, but distinguished by its lower, much-branched, bushy habit and smaller elliptic phyllodes.

Text by P.G. Kodela
Taxon concept: P.G. Kodela & G.J. Harden, Flora of NSW Vol. 2 (2002); B.J. Conn & T.M. Tame, Australian Systematic Botany 9(6): 827-857 (1996)


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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