Acacia melvillei Pedley


Austrobaileya 1: 201 (1978) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Shrubs or trees, 2–15 m high; branchlets angular, glabrous. Phyllodes ascending, narrowly elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 5–10.5 cm long, 5–25 mm wide, straight to slightly curved, coriaceous, covered with minute hairs (some older leaves almost glabrous), acute, sometimes mucronate; veins numerous, closely parallel, obscure or 1–3 slightly raised. Racemes often 2 per axil, 1–5-headed, rachis 2–7 mm long, glabrous; peduncles 4–9 mm long, sparsely hairy or glabrous; heads globular, 4–5 mm diam., 25–50-flowered, golden; bracteoles spathulate. Flowers 5-merous; sepals half united. Pods oblong, to 9 cm long, 9–15 mm wide, flat, slightly raised over and irregularly constricted between seeds, thin-chartaceous, straight, coarsely reticulate, glabrous; seeds transverse, broadly elliptic, 3.5–5.5 mm long, glossy brown-black, aril small, apical. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also Qld, NSW. Scattered through north-western Victoria, mostly along Murray River and its flood-plain, often in woodland.

Reputedly hybridizes with A. loderi. See also notes under A. omalophylla.

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
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Acacia melvillei in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia melvillei in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native

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New South Wales