Acacia verticillata subsp. cephalantha (F.Muell.) Court

Fl. Australia 11B: 492 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub or small tree with spreading branches, 2–10 m high. Phyllodes disarticulating very easily, acicular-quadrangular, rarely flattened, c. 1 cm long, 0.3–0.5(–0.7) mm wide, very pungent. Flowers in cylindrical spikes, to 2 cm long. Flowers Jul.–Nov.

CVU, EGU, GipP, GGr, HNF, HSF, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WaP. Occurs in moist or riparian woodland and forest, most commonly in metropolitan Melbourne and in the nearby mountains to the east, but also near Portland, the Otway Range and Morwell-Leongatha area.

This subspecies is distinguished by the narrow, needle-like phyllodes (0.5 mm or less). However, plants may have phyllodes that grade from this narrow form to relatively broad.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-04-11
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 verticillata subsp. cephalantha in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia verticillata subsp. cephalantha in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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