Acacia floydii Tindale APNI*
Synonyms: Racosperma floydii (Tindale) Pedley APNI*
Description: Erect or spreading tree or shrub 1.5–4.5 m high, sometimes to 10 m high; branchlets sharply angled or flattened at extremities, glabrous.
Bipinnate leaves sometimes present on mature plants. Phyllodes ± linear, ± straight, 6–13 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, glabrous, midvein subprominent, lateral veins not evident, apex acute with a mucro; 1 prominent gland 3–25 mm from base; pulvinus < 2 mm long.
Inflorescences 5–16 in an axillary raceme, sometimes in terminal panicles; axis 2–7.5 cm long; peduncles 5–8 mm long, glabrous; heads globose, 8–11-flowered, 4–6 mm diam., pale yellow to ± white.
Pods ± straight, ± flat, ± straight-sided and often barely or slightly constricted between some seeds, 6–12 cm long, 6–9 mm wide, ± leathery, smooth, glabrous; seeds longitudinal; funicle expanded towards seed.
Distribution and occurrence: escarpment range east of Tenterfield; rare.
Grows in wet sclerophyll forest, often at edge of or near rainforest, on granite outcrops or near creeks.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RC-
Related to Acacia adunca but with fewer and paler flowers in the heads. The name honours Alexander 'Alex' Geoffrey Floyd, formerly of the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, and the New South Wales Forestry Commission.
Text by P.G. Kodela
Taxon concept: P.G. Kodela & G.J. Harden, Flora of NSW Vol. 2 (2002)
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