Acacia deanei (R.T.Baker) Welch

Coombs & McGlynn, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 65: 227 (1932) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or small tree, to c. 7 m tall; bark smooth, grey-brown; branchlets angular or flattened, glabrous or with appressed hairs; new growth yellow. Leaves bipinnate, dull green; rachis 1–4 cm long, with short, appressed hairs, glands at the junction of each pinna pair and sometimes 1 or more between successive pairs; pinnae in 2–8 pairs, with gland at base; pinnules in 10–30 pairs, crowded to well-spaced, linear to oblong, 3.5–10 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, within a single pinna more or less equal in length, hairy or glabrous, apex mostly obtuse to truncate. Inflorescence a raceme or panicle; heads globular, 15–30-flowered, pale yellow, peduncles c. 5 mm long, hairy. Pod more or less straight, flatfish, 6–13 cm long, 6–9 mm wide, usually constricted between seeds, dark brown to blackish, hairy at least when young.

CVU, EGU, Gold, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv.

2 subspecies, both in Victoria.

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.
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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 deanei in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia deanei in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present cultivated
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present cultivated
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory