Acacia flexifolia A.Cunn. ex Benth.

Bent-leaf Wattle

London J. Bot. 1: 359 (1842) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Bushy, spreading shrub, usually to 1.5 m high; branchlets with appressed, minute hairs and scurfy between the prominent resin-ribs. Phyllodes linear to narrowly linear, normally kinked or bent upwards a few mm above the base, 1–2 cm long, 0.7–2.5 mm wide, dull green to grey-green, glabrous, sometimes glutinous, often slightly dilated at apex, obtuse; midrib markedly raised, very close to adaxial margin and often contiguous with it towards apex. Peduncles mostly 2 per axil, 2–4 mm long, resinous, hoary, basal bract persistent; heads globular, 3–10-flowered, pale yellow or lemon-yellow, resinous. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united. Pods narrowly linear, to 10 cm long, 2–3 mm wide, curved, thinly coriaceous, brown; seeds longitudinal, oblong-elliptic, 4–5 mm long, shiny, brown, aril terminal. Flowers Jun.–Oct.

Gold, HNF, NIS, VRiv, *GipP. Also Qld, NSW. Extending into north-central Victoria where it grows on shallow soil in open-forest or mallee scrub.

See notes under A. lineata.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Acacia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Acacia flexifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia flexifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Goldfields present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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