Acacia verticillata subsp. ruscifolia (A.Cunn. ex G.Don) Court

Fl. Australia 11B: 492 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Spreading or erect shrub or small tree, 1–10 m high. Phyllodes usually distinctly whorled, linear-lanceolate to ovate, 1–2 cm long, 3–6 mm wide, pungent. Flowers in dense spikes, 2–3 cm long. Flowers Jul.–Dec.

GipP, OtR, WPro. Apparently restricted in Victoria to Wilsons Promontory and Sunday Island.

Plants typically have phyllodes 3–5 mm wide, but sometimes grade only 2 mm wide. Plants with somewhat intermediate phyllodes have been found in the Otway Range. However, these appear to be better placed in A. verticillata subsp. verticillata due to the absence of plants with broader phyllodes (3–5 mm wide) in this region.

The previous Flora of Victoria account referred to this taxon in a note using the illegitimate name Acacia verticillata var. latifolia Benth.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-04-11
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-21
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Acacia verticillata subsp. ruscifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia verticillata subsp. ruscifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Otway Ranges present native

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Western Australia