Acacia aspera subsp. parviceps N.G.Walsh

Muelleria 19: 6 (2004) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Phyllodes 6–26 mm long, usually strongly concavo-convex in section. Peduncles (7–)9–16 mm long, slender, hispid with only gland-tipped hairs, or sometimes also with shorter eglandular hairs; heads globular, 4–6 mm diam. (on preserved specimens), (15–)24–35-flowered, cream to pale yellow, bracteoles gland-tipped, shorter than buds. Pods 15–35 mm long, 4–6 mm wide, not or hardly rounded over seeds. Flowers Jul.–Oct.

CVU, Gold, VVP. Restricted in Victoria, mainly known from sites west of Melbourne (Brisbane Ranges, Werribee Gorge area, Beaufort) with disjunct records from near Wedderburn. Plants grow in shallow soil in dry to moist open Eucalyptus forest.

Plants from the Bacchus Marsh area are intermediate between the two subspecies, and not convincingly placed in either taxon. Plants have long slender peduncles with long glandular hairs similar to those of A. aspera subsp. parviceps, however the heads resemble the typical form, being c. 40–50-flowered, with long eglandular bracteoles. 

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-02-15
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-21
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Acacia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Acacia aspera subsp. parviceps in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia aspera subsp. parviceps in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory