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Acacia lineata A.Cunn. ex G.Don
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Mimosoideae
Common name: streaked wattle

Acacia lineata A.Cunn. ex G.Don APNI*

Synonyms: Racosperma lineatum (A.Cunn. ex G.Don) Pedley APNI*
Acacia dasyphylla A.Cunn. ex Benth. APNI*
Acacia runciformis A.Cunn. ex G.Don APNI*

Description: Erect or spreading shrub 0.6–2 m high; bark smooth, grey; branchlets ± terete, resinous, hairy.

Phyllodes ± narrowly elliptic, 0.7–2 cm long, mostly 1–2.5 mm wide, glabrous to hairy, with a prominent, resinous longitudinal vein close to upper margin, margins thickened, apex subacute with a mucro; 1 small gland near base; pulvinus < 1 mm long, hairy.

Inflorescences simple, 1 or 2 in axil of phyllodes; peduncles 5–12 mm long, slender, usually glabrous; heads globose, 10–18-flowered, 2.5–5 mm diam., bright yellow.

Pods strongly curved or twisted, ± flat, barely to slightly constricted between seeds, 2–6 cm long, 2–3 mm wide, firmly papery, glabrous, sticky, sometimes glandular-hairy; seeds longitudinal; funicle expanded towards seed.

Photo T.M. Tame

Photo T.M. Tame

Photo D. Hardin


Flowering: August–October.

Distribution and occurrence: west from near Orange.

Grows in dry sclerophyll forest, woodland and mallee in sandy or gravelly soil.
NSW subdivisions: ?CT, NWS, CWS, SWS, ?NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
AVH map***

The name probably refers to the streaked appearance of the resinous veins of the phyllodes or branchlet ribs. A variable species, particularly in regard to the nature of the hairs. Cunningham referred the densely pubescent forms to the synonym Acacia dasyphylla.

Text by P.G. Kodela
Taxon concept: P.G. Kodela & G.J. Harden, Flora of NSW Vol. 2 (2002)

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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