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Acacia verticillata (L'Hér.) Willd. subsp. verticillata Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Mimosoideae
Acacia verticillata subsp. verticillata (L'Hér.) Willd. APNI*

Synonyms: Racosperma verticillatum (L'Hér.) Mart. APNI*
Acacia verticillata (L'Her.) Willd. var. verticillata APNI*
Racosperma verticillatum (L'Hér.) Pedley subsp. verticillatum APNI*

Description: Erect bushy to spindly or straggly shrub to 3 m high; bark smooth, grey-brown; branchlets angled with ridges, becoming ± terete, ± hairy.

Phyllodes whorled or clustered, rigid, ± linear, ± straight, mostly 0.7–1.5 cm long and 0.5–1.5 mm wide, sparsely hairy or glabrous, midvein prominent, apex pungent-pointed; glands absent or 1 small gland on the margin (near base to middle or above) of some phyllodes; pulvinus < 1 mm long.

Inflorescences 1–3 in axil of phyllodes; peduncles 1–6 mm long, hairy; heads mostly shortly cylindrical, 1–1.5 cm long, pale yellow to yellow. Flowers 4-merous.

Pods ± straight, ± flat but slightly raised over seeds, straight-sided to slightly constricted between seeds, 2–8 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, papery, obscurely reticulately veined, sparsely hairy; seeds longitudinal; funicle short, expanded into a fleshy aril.


Flowering: August–October.

Distribution and occurrence: south from the Eden district.

Grows in eucalypt communities and swampy areas, in sandy and black loam soils.
NSW subdivisions: SC
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

The name refers to the often whorled arrangement of the phyllodes.

Text by P.G. Kodela (August 2005)
Taxon concept: P.G. Kodela & G.J. Harden, Flora of NSW Vol. 2 (2002)

The single subspecies in NSW.

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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