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Family: Leguminosae
Acacia lineata

Citation: G. Don, Gen. Syst. 2:403 (1832).

Derivation: lineata (Latin)--streaked, marked with lines.

Synonymy: Racosperma lineatum (A. Cunn. ex G.Don)Pedley, Austrobaileya 2:351 (1987)., Acacia centrinervia

Common name: Streaked wattle

Bushy, spreading, green or greenish-yellow shrubs 0.5-1.75 m high and often the same or more across; branches almost terete but rough due to prominent phyllode bases, sometimes slightly resinous pubescent with short white curly hairs especially on young branchlets.

Phyllodes narrow-linear, 7-15 mm long, 1-3 mm broad, erect, thick, sparsely pubescent, attenuated at the base, a resinous vein close to and parallel with lower margin, apex acute; glands small, 1-2 mm from base.

Inflorescences simple and axillary, solitary or twin; flower-heads globular, yellow, 10-15-flowered; peduncles slender, glabrous, about as long as phyllodes; flowers 5-merous.

Legumes linear but curved and twisted, 2-3 cm long, 2-3 mm broad, flattish but raised over the seeds, scabrous and somewhat resinous; margins slightly thickened, yellowish; Seeds longitudinal in legume, obloid; funicle short, thickening into a conical aril.

Distribution:  A small local occurrence in the Yorke Peninsula region (northern area) but the main occurrence is in the Murray region in open scrub vegetation associated with Eucalyptus socialis and E. gracilis. Soils: brown calcareous earths; rainfall 250-500 mm. Also Qld, N.S.W. and Vic.

S.Aust.: EP, MU, YP, SE.

Conservation status: Lang & Kraehenbuehl (1987) and Briggs & Leigh (1988) consider this species Vulnerable to Endangered, but it is not included in the revised edition of Briggs & Leigh (1995).

Flowering time: August — October.

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Biology: No text

Related taxa: Acacia flexifolia, which occurs in N.S.W. and Vic., is closely related but can be distinguished by its glabrous phyllodes which broaden towards their apices and bend sharply upwards near the base. Acacia imbricata is also closely related.

Cultivation: An attractive and useful low-growing, free-flowering species suitable for ornamental planting, and as a rock garden species. Moderate growth rate.

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