Acacia leprosa var. magna Maslin & D.J.Murphy

Muelleria 27: 204 (2009) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Shrub to 3 m high, sometimes trees to 10 m high; branchlets with sparse to moderate cover of appressed, minute hairs on ribs, rarely pruinose. Phyllodes narrowly elliptic to oblong-elliptic, sometimes lanceolate, 8–13 cm long, (12–)15–20(–30) mm wide; veins 2; gland indistinct, situated at distal end of pulvinus. Peduncles 4–6 mm long, subglabrous or with sparse minute, appressed or sub-appressed hairs, basal bract persistent, 3–4 mm long. Heads mostly 20–35-flowered; bracteoles lanceolate, c. 2 mm long, longer than the sepals and petals, acuminate. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

OtP, OtR. Restricted to hillsides with tall wet forest or rainforest in the Otways, from Anglesea to Carlisle River.

Readily distinguished by the large, conspicuous peduncular bracts that are persistent (often still present as pods are forming).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-03-18
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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 leprosa var. magna in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia leprosa var. magna in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Otway Plain present native
Otway Ranges present native

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