in B.Field, Geogr. Mem. New South Wales 344 (1825) APNI
Shrub or tree, usually 1.5–5m high, juvenile bipinnate leaves often persistent; branchlets red to reddish-brown, usually glabrous. Phyllodes narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, 5–20 cm long, 5–25 mm wide, falcately recurved to straight, green to somewhat glaucous, normally drying reddish at least on margins and midrib, narrowed at base, acuminate to obtuse; midrib prominent, obscurely pinnately veined; gland 1–4 cm above pulvinus, margin often shallowly indented at gland which is sometimes connected to midrib by a fine oblique vein. Raceme with rachis usually 2–7 cm long, glabrous or with appressed, minute hairs; peduncles usually 2–4 mm long, glabrous or sparsely hairy; heads globular, 10–20-flowered, light golden; bracteole lamina circular, dark brown, densely white-fimbriate, evident in buds. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united. Pods linear or partly to entirely moniliform, 5–12 cm long, 5–8 mm wide, chartaceous to thinly coriaceous, glabrous, lightly pruinose; seeds longitudinal, oblong, 4–5.5 mm long, slightly shiny, dark brown to black; funicle encircling seed in single or double fold, dark red-brown. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
CVU, EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, RobP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. Common in hills and mountains of north-eastern Victoria, mostly on drier soils. A collection from Robinvale in the north-west requires confirmation.
Although Acacia rubida is usually an upright shrub or tree, 1.5–5 m high, it may reach 13 m or more. Its phyllodes are rather variable in shape and size but often large, falcately recurved, broadest near the middle and obviously narrowed at both ends. Specimens with phyllodes straight, oblanceolate, sometimes only 4-5 cm long and rather abruptly narrowed at apex, occur throughout the range and may resemble A. amoena.
See notes under A. falciformis.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|