Common name: mountain hickory
Acacia obliquinervia Tindale APNI*
Synonyms: Racosperma obliquinervium (Tindale) Pedley APNI*
Description: Erect or spreading shrub or tree 1–15 m high; bark deeply fissured, dark brown; branchlets angled or flattened towards apices, glabrous, commonly pruinose.
Phyllodes obovate to narrowly oblanceolate, sometimes narrowly elliptic, straight or slightly curved, 5–17 cm long, 9–52 mm wide, glabrous, midvein prominent and closer to upper margin, penniveined, margins ± prominent, apex obtuse, base asymmetric; 1 gland 0–12 mm above pulvinus; pulvinus 4–7 mm long.
Inflorescences 3–16 in racemes, or sometimes in panicles; axis 1–10 cm long, usually zigzagged; peduncles 1–5 mm long, usually glabrous; heads globose, 20–35-flowered, 5–8 mm diam., bright yellow.
Pods ± straight or slightly curved, ± flat, straight-sided to barely and often irregularly more deeply constricted between seeds, 4–15 cm long, 11–25 mm wide, thinly leathery, glabrous, ± pruinose; seeds transverse to oblique; funicle filiform.
Flowering: usually August–December.
Distribution and occurrence: chiefly on the Tablelands south from the Goulburn River valley.
Grows in dry to moist sclerophyll forest, often on sandstone.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
The name refers to the oblique venation of the phyllodes. Similar to Acacia falciformis and A. penninervis, both of which have a vein leading from the gland to the midvein.
Text by P.G. Kodela
Taxon concept: P.G. Kodela & G.J. Harden, Flora of NSW Vol. 2 (2002)
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