Acacia glandulicarpa Reader

Hairy-pod Wattle

Victorian Naturalist 13: 146 (1897) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Dense, spreading, somewhat viscid shrub, 1–2 m high; branchlets minutely pubescent. Phyllodes erect, on short stem projections, asymmetrically ovate to ovate-elliptic, adaxial margin more or less straight and parallel to branchlet, abaxial margin obviously convex and normally undulate, 0.5–1.3 cm long, 3–8 mm wide, glabrous; veins 2, midrib the more prominent, lateral veins few and obscure. Peduncles 1 or 2 per axil, 4–10 mm long, slender, glabrous, basal bract persistent; heads prolific, globular, 8–20-flowered, bright golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united. Pods narrowly oblong, to 3 cm long, c. 5 mm wide, thinly coriaceous, densely pilose with straight, slightly inflated, gland-tipped hairs; seeds oblique, oblong-elliptic, c. 3 mm long, slightly shiny, brown, aril curved over end of seed. Flowers Jul.–Oct.

LoM, MuM, Wim. Also SA. Restricted in Victoria to the far mid-west (Nhill-Dimboola area) where occurring in woodland and mallee communities.

The pods of Acacia aspera also have gland-tipped hairs but A. glandulicarpa differs from that species in having asymmetrically ovate to ovate-elliptic, 2-veined phyllodes, fewer flowers per head and smaller, obliquely oriented seeds. Acacia acinacea may have phyllodes similar to those of A. glandulicarpa but they have only 1 prominent vein and the pods of the 2 species are very different.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-08-17
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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 glandulicarpa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia glandulicarpa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present cultivated
Gippsland Plain present cultivated

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