Acacia kybeanensis Maiden & Blakely

Kybeyan Wattle

in Maiden & Blakeley, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 60: 188 (1927) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Dense shrub 1–2.5 m high; branchlets minutely woolly or densely covered in appressed minute hairs. Phyllodes occasionally deflexed, oblong-elliptic to narrowly elliptic or lanceolate, (1–)2.5–5 cm long, 3–6 mm wide, slightly asymmetric, grey-green to glaucous, glabrous, sometimes subglabrous when young; midrib prominent, lateral veins obscure or absent; gland not prominent, 1–15 mm above pulvinus. Racemes with rachis 1–4 cm long, usually densely hairy, 4–10-headed; peduncles 1–3 mm long, usually densely hairy; heads globular, subdensely 8–15-flowered, bright golden; bracteoles widely ovate to subcircular, dark brown to black. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united, brown; petals 1-veined. Pods oblong to narrowly oblong, to 6 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, raised over seeds along midline, firmly chartaceous, glabrous, blackish, slightly to moderately pruinose, stalked; seeds mostly transverse to oblique, ellipsoid to widely ellipsoid, c. 4 mm long, 3.5 mm wide. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

EGU, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. In Victoria mainly in the Suggan Buggan-Gelantipy area in northern East Gippsland. Usually growing in dryish woodland or forest on rocky slopes, commonly at c. 1000 m altitude.

Long phyllode variants of A. kybeanensis may resemble A. kettlewelliae but are most readily distinguished by their more or less terete branchlets, hoary branchlets, peduncles and raceme axes, and less prominent glands which are not, or scarcely, swollen within the lamina of the phyllode. Deflexed phyllodes, which occasionally occur in the long phyllode variant, are sometimes also seen in A. boormanii.

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, 2021-01-01
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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 kybeanensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia kybeanensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory