Common name: net-veined wattle
Acacia subtilinervis F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect or spreading tree or shrub 1–4 m high; bark smooth or finely fissured, grey; branchlets ± terete, glabrous, ± resinous, granular towards apices.
Phyllodes narrowly elliptic to ± linear, ± straight, 5–15 cm long, 6–15 mm wide, leathery, glabrous, numerous fine, often obscure longitudinal veins with midvein prominent, (1-) 2–4 (-5) veins per mm, apex obtuse or acute often with a mucro; 1 inconspicuous gland at base; pulvinus 2–4 mm long.
Inflorescences 1 or 2 in axil of phyllodes; peduncles 4–10 mm long, scurfy; heads ± ovoid or cylindrical, 1–3 cm long, bright yellow.
Pods ± straight, ± flat except over seeds, straight-sided to slightly constricted between seeds, 4–10 cm long, 3–4 mm wide, firmly papery, smooth to slightly wrinkled, glabrous; seeds longitudinal; funicle expanded towards seed.
Distribution and occurrence: on the ranges south from the Wolgan River and on the coast south from the Nowra district.
Grows in heath and dry sclerophyll forest on rocky outcrops.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
The name refers to the fine venation of the phyllodes.
Text by P.G. Kodela (last updated May 2012)
Taxon concept: P.G. Kodela & G.J. Harden, Flora of NSW Vol. 2 (2002)
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