Victorian Naturalist 73: 154 (1957) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Similar to Acacia dealbata but a small mountain or subalpine tree 2–6 m high, pinnules almost touching or overlapping, oblong, 1–2.5 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, with a few hairs, usually around margin, apex obtuse, often rounded; pods 4–6 cm long, 1–2 cm wide. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
CVU, HNF, HSF, OtP, OtR, VAlp, WaP. Known from forests in the Healesville-Warburton area, the top of Mt Macedon, near Creswick, and in the Otway Range.
Acacia nanodealbata differs from A. dealbata in having crowded (almost touching to overlapping), almost glabrous pinnules which are less than 2.5 mm long and have an obtuse apex. The pinnules of Acacia dealbata subsp. alpina are generally longer and less stout than those of A. nanodealbata. The overall aspect of the tree is generally greener than the typical grey-green of A. dealbata.
Despite the common name, A. nanodealbata is rarely of 'dwarf' habit and often of similar stature to A. dealbata.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Australian Capital Territory|