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Acacia beadleana R.H.Jones & J.J.Bruhl
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Mimosoideae
Acacia beadleana R.H.Jones & J.J.Bruhl APNI*

Description: Erect to spreading shrub 0.4–2.5 m high; branchlets terete, densely hairy with usually long whitish ± spreading crisped hairs.

Phyllodes irregularly clustered, narrowly elliptic to ± linear, straight or recurved, 0.5–1.3 cm long, 0.6–1.4 mm wide, green or subglaucous, ± sparsely hairy especially on lower edge with scattered whitish crisped hairs, longitudinally wrinkled when dry, veins obscure or not evident, apex acute to short-acuminate with a mucro; 1 inconspicuous gland at base; pulvinus to 1 mm long.

Inflorescences 1 in axil of phyllodes; peduncles 6–16 mm long, hairy; heads globose, 32–46-flowered, 8–10 mm diam., bright yellow.

Pods ± straight, ± flat, mostly ± straight-sided and often constricted between some seeds, 1.5–6 cm long, mostly 7–10.5 mm wide, thinly leathery, glabrous, pruinose; seeds transverse to oblique; funicle filiform.

Photo A.E. Orme

Photo Andrew Orme

Photo Andrew Orme

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Flowering: all seasons, peaking in January–February.

Distribution and occurrence: confined to Gibraltar Range National Park.

Grows in dry sclerophyll forest, woodland and heath.
NSW subdivisions: NT
AVH map***

The name honours Professor Noel Charles William Beadle (1914-1998), foundation Professor of Botany at the University of New England, noted ecologist and taxonomist. Previously included with the related species Acacia brunioides. Most closely related to A. gordonii.

Proposed Vulnerable Species listing - Preliminary Determination open for comments until 29 July 2022. More information can be found here .

Text by P.G. Kodela, R.H. Jones & J.J. Bruhl (July 2005; edited May 2012)
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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