Common name: Coonavittra wattle
Acacia jennerae Maiden APNI*
Synonyms: Racosperma jennerae (Maiden) Pedley APNI*
Description: Erect or spreading shrub 2–6 m high; bark smooth or finely fissured, tan to reddish brown; branchlets angled or flattened towards apices, glabrous.
Phyllodes usually narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, straight or slightly curved, 5–15 cm long, 5–25 mm wide, glabrous, midvein prominent, finely penniveined, apex ± acute with a mucro; 2–4 glands along margin; pulvinus 1.5–2 mm long.
Inflorescences 3–8 in an axillary raceme; axis 0.5–6 cm long; peduncles 3–7 mm long, minutely appressed-hairy or glabrous; heads globose, 20–30-flowered, 4–6 mm diam., bright yellow.
Pods straight to slightly curved, convex over seeds, moniliform to submoniliform, 8–25 cm long, 5–8.5 mm wide, thinly leathery, glabrous; seeds longitudinal; funicle filiform.
Distribution and occurrence: chiefly in the Broken Hill district south to Coombah and east to Tilpa.
Grows in mallee and savannah woodland.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: W.A. S.A. N.T.
Similar to Acacia murrayana which has transverse seeds in the pods. It was named after Amelia Maud Jenner (1882-1918), a former librarian at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
Text by P.G. Kodela (last update Mar 2012)
Taxon concept: P.G. Kodela & G.J. Harden, Flora of NSW Vol. 2 (2002)
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