Acacia nanopravissima Molyneux & Forrester

Muelleria 26: 53 (2008) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Shrub 0.4–0.6(–1) m high, root-suckering, stems erect; branchlets glabrous. Phyllodes generally triangular, adaxial margin conspicuously rounded with the proximal edge more or less parallel to branchlet, 3–8 mm long, 4–8 mm wide, glabrous, green to grey-green, mucronate, imperfectly 2-veined, midrib near abaxial margin and lesser vein above it, lateral veins indistinct; gland prominent, (1.6–)2.3–3.7(–4.5) mm above pulvinus. Racemes with rachis (0.5–)1.2–2.7(–6) cm long, glabrous; peduncles 2–4 mm long, glabrous; heads prolific, globular, 7–9-flowered, golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united. Pods not seen. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

EGU, HNF, MonT. Apparently restricted to high rocky ground in the upper catchment of Little River near Wulgulmerang.

This species was previously regarded to be a dwarf variant of A. pravissima.

Acacia nanopravissima spreads by suckering and does not seem to set fruit.  It co-occurs with A. infecunda (previously regarded to be a dwarf variant of A. boormanii) and A. tabula (previously regarded to be a dwarf variant of A. buxifolia). All three species are restricted to the same location and are apparently sterile. 

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-03-21
Distribution map
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 nanopravissima in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia nanopravissima in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native

State distribution

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