Acacia dealbata subsp. subalpina Tindale & Kodela

Telopea 9: 319 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Description as for species but usually a shrub to 5 (rarely to 10) m high. New growth conspicuously waxy and grey or white; leaves 1.5–8.5 cm long with pinnae 0.5–2.5 cm long, pinnules 0.7–4 mm long in 10–37 pairs. Flowers usually bright yellow. Flowers mostly Aug.–Nov.

MonT. Also NSW, ACT. Confined to subalpine woodlands and forests of the far east in the Bonang, Gelantipy areas at altitudes of c. 700 m and above.

Apparent intermediates exist between subsp. dealbata and subsp. subalpina. Some clonal populations of subsp. dealbata, developing from root-suckers, appear to be naturally of short stature and have probably sometimes been misinterpreted as subsp. subalpina which appears to be confined in Victoria to subalpine areas close to the NSW border. The distinction between the two subspecies is not always clear, and interpretation of herbarium records has probably led to a concept of subsp. subalpina that is more widespread than is warranted.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2015-08-18
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2021-09-21
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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 dealbata subsp. subalpina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia dealbata subsp. subalpina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Monaro Tablelands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory