Muelleria 26: 55 (2008) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Shrub 0.2–0.5 m high, spreading by root suckers; branchlets glabrous. Phyllodes narrow-oblong to elliptic, abaxial margin often more or less straight, 0.6–1.7 cm long, 0.8–2.5(–4.2) mm wide, glabrous, grey-green, eccentrically mucronate; midrib prominent, lateral veins indistinct; gland prominent, 1.5–4.5(–6.5) mm above pulvinus. Racemes with rachis (0.5–)0.8–1(–1.2) cm long, glabrous; peduncles 1.5–3 mm long, glabrous; heads globular, 5–8-flowered, yellow. Flowers 5-merous, sepals united. Pods not seen. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
HNF, MonT, SnM. Known from a single population growing on high rocky ground in the upper catchment of Little River near Wulgulmerang.
This species was previously regarded to be a dwarf variant of Acacia buxifolia.
Acacia tabula 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. nanopravissima (previously regarded to be a dwarf variant of A. pravissima). All three species are restricted to the same location and are apparently sterile. Acacia tabula is somewhat intermediate between A. infecunda and A. nanopravissima, and it is speculated by Molyneux and Forrester (2008) that A. tabula may be a stabilised hybrid between ancestral forms of these two species.
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