Acacia mucronata subsp. longifolia (Benth.) Court

Fl. Australia 11B: 491 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or small tree to 5 m high. Phyllodes usually narrow-linear, sometimes elliptic to obovate, (7–)9–20cm long, 1–6(–12)mm wide, mostly broadest near or below middle, commonly straight, thickish, usually acute, mucronate, glabrous or sparsely covered in appressed hairs; veins 3–4, often 1 much more prominent than others, reticulations often conspicuous; gland c. 5–10 mm above axil. Spikes 1–6 cm long, solitary or twinned, creamy white or pale yellow; rachis visible between flowers, with appressed hairs; peduncles less than 7 mm long. Flowers 4-merous, distant; sepals united, glabrous. Pods linear, 6–12 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, slightly constricted between seeds; seeds elliptic, 3–5 mm long, funicle thin, short, folded 2–3 times, aril turbinate. Flowers usually Aug.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also NSW, Tas. Widespread and common in forests and woodland, mostly south of the Great Dividing Range.

See A. oxycedrus for notes about hybrids with that species.

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 (as Acacia mucronata var. longifolia Benth.).
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2016-03-22
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Acacia mucronata subsp. longifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia mucronata subsp. longifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales