Common name: Mount Dangar Wattle
Acacia dangarensis Tindale & Kodela APNI*
Synonyms: Racosperma dangarense (Tindale & Kodela) Pedley APNI*
Description: Small tree to 10 m high; bark at first smooth and grey, later fissured and blackish at base; branchlets ± terete with low ridges, glabrous.
Leaves with petiole 0.7–4.5 cm long, with 1 prominent gland; rachis 1.5–6 cm long, ± glabrous or with very sparse hairs, jugary glands present, interjugary glands absent; pinnae 2–6 pairs, 3–8 cm long; pinnules 14–30 pairs, linear, mostly 4–9 mm long (range: 2–13.5 mm long), 0.25–0.4 mm wide, ± glabrous.
Inflorescences in terminal or axillary panicles; peduncles 1–3 mm long, glabrous; heads globose, 12–26-flowered, 3–4.5 mm diam., bright yellow.
Pods ± straight, ± flat, mostly ± straight-sided to barely constricted between seeds, 3–8 cm long, 5–7 mm wide, firmly papery to thinly leathery, glabrous; seeds longitudinal; funicle filiform and expanded towards seed.
Distribution and occurrence: restricted distribution in Goulburn River National Park; rare.
Usually grows in pure stands, or in sclerophyll woodland, on basalt.
NSW subdivisions: CWS
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Critically Endangered
Named after Mount Dangar. Related to Acacia decurrens which has wider and more closely spaced pinnules and the rib on the underside of the petiole continuous with the branchlets.
Text by P.G. Kodela (last edited May 2012)
Taxon concept: P.G. Kodela & G.J. Harden, Flora of NSW Vol. 2 (2002)
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