Acacia leprosa var. graveolens Maslin & D.J.Murphy

Muelleria 27: 201 (2009) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Spindly shrubs (1–)2–6 m high; branchlets with sparse to moderate cover of appressed, minute hairs on ribs. Phyllodes narrowly elliptic to oblong-elliptic, (3–)5–11 cm long, (5–)7–20(–30) mm wide; veins 2, one sometimes less prominent than the other, lateral veins often obscure; gland (0.5–)2–4 mm above the pulvinus. Peduncles (3–)4–8(–11) mm long, subglabrous or with appressed to sub-appressed hairs, sometimes densely hairy, basal bract early caducous, 1–2(–2.5) mm long. Heads mostly 20–35-flowered; bracteoles spathulate, 1(–1.5) mm long equal to or slightly longer than sepals, acute, sometimes acuminate. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtR, Strz, VAlp. Widespread in tall Eucalyptus forest on and south of the Great Dividing Range mainly in eastern Victoria.

The most widespread and highly variable variety of A. leprosa. This name is generally applied to plants with 2-veined phyllodes that are not referable to the more restricted and well defined A. leprosa var. magna or A. leprosa var. crassipoda. Plants with distinctly hairy peduncles and elongated glands from the Kinglake-Marysville area may represent a distinct taxon.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-03-18
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-21
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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 leprosa var. graveolens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia leprosa var. graveolens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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New South Wales