Acacia ancistrophylla var. lissophylla Cowan & Maslin

Dwarf Myall

in R.S.Symon & Whibley, Acacias of South Australia, edn 2, 206 (1992) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Dense shrubs, 0.6–2.5 m high; branchlets with scattered, appressed, minute hairs. Phyllodes spreading to erect, linear or linear-oblanceolate, 1.8–4.8 cm long, 1–3.5 mm wide, straight to slightly curved, more or less coriaceous, subglabrous, tip curved, acute; veins numerous, closely parallel, more or less distinct; gland at or near base. Peduncles 2–5.5 mm long, 2 per node, sometimes with appressed, minute hairs; heads globular, 3–4 mm diam., 11–18-flowered, golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free or rarely united at base. Pods linear, raised over and slightly contricted between seeds, to 4 cm long, 2.5–3 mm wide, chartaceous to thin-coriaceous, straight to shallowly coiled, glabrous; seeds longitudinal, broadly elliptic, c. 3 mm long, dark brown, the aril cream-coloured, subapical, closely appressed to seed. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

MuF, MuM, Wim. also WA, SA. Confined in Victoria to scattered localities between Lake Hindmarsh and Swan Hill. Grows mostly on flats in sandy loam and loam over limestone usually in mallee communities.

Source: Entwisle, T.J.; Maslin, B.R.; Cowan, R.S.; Court, A.B. (1996). Mimosaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-08-27
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Acacia ancistrophylla var. lissophylla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia ancistrophylla var. lissophylla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Murray Fans present native

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South Australia