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.
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.
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)
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