Acacia lanigera var. lanigera

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Branchlets densely covered in spreading hairs. Phyllodes linear-elliptic to narrowly obovate, mostly 3–5.5 cm long and 3–7 mm wide, sharply pungent, acute, often mucronate or cuspidate; gland mostly 3.5–13 above pulvinus. Peduncles 2–4 mm long, minutely hairy to glabrous; heads globular to subglobular, c. 6.5 mm diam. Flowers Jun.–Oct.

HNF, MuF, NIS, VRiv. Also NSW. Confined to north-east in Victoria, particularly near Mt Pilot and Pine Mountain. Growing in open eucalypt forest on shale and granite hills in shallow stony or sandy soils.

Populations of this variety from the southern end of the range are less densely hairy and approach var. whanii.

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 lanigera var. lanigera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia lanigera var. lanigera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory