Common name: gold-dust wattle
Acacia clandullensis B.J.Conn & Tame APNI*
Synonyms: Racosperma clandullense (B.J.Conn & Tame) Pedley APNI*
Description: Open, pendent shrub to c. 2 m high, sometimes taller; branchlets slightly ridged, becoming terete, densely hairy.
Phyllodes somewhat crowded, base of lamina coplanar with the branchlets with the apex twisted and/or sometimes bent, ± circular to broadly elliptic or obovate, 0.4–1.6 cm long, 3–11 mm wide, light green, sparsely hairy when young, midvein subprominent and with scattered hairs, lateral veins faint, margins thickened and markedly undulate with scattered hairs, base oblique and asymmetric, apex oblique, acuminate to acute or obtuse mucronate, mucro usually <1 mm long; 1 gland to 1 mm above pulvinus.
Inflorescences 1 in axil of phyllodes; peduncles 3–14 mm long, hairy; heads globose, 20–30-flowered, 4–8 mm diam., pale yellow to yellow (rarely bright yellow).
Pods straight or slightly curved, flat, 3–9 cm long, 13–22 mm wide, leathery to firm, glabrous, margins prominent and slightly undulate; seeds transverse; funicle filiform.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: restricted to Clandulla and Glen Davis areas, also Yerranderie.
Grows frequently in Eucalyptus rossii woodland, at higher altitudes, mostly in stony sandy or loamy clay soils.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, ?CWS
Previously in Acacia uncinata. Similar to A. sertiformis. Distinguished by diffuse habit, small twisted bright green phyllodes, usually paler yellow heads with fewer flowers, and more curved to ± appressed hairs on branchlets and peduncles.
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)
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