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Family: Leguminosae
Acacia minyura


Citation: B. Randell, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 14:126 (1992).

Derivation: minyura—an Aboriginal name for this species.

Synonymy: Acacia aneura

Common name: desert mulga

Woody shrub or small tree to 3 m high; hairs simple and glandular, dense on young growth, less so on developed surfaces, all branchlets soon enveloped in thick opaque resin.

Phyllodes 1-2.5 cm long, 0.2-1 cm wide, elliptic to falcate, mucronate.

Inflorescence simple spike, oblong, 6-20 mm long; peduncle 2-9 mm with simple and glandular hairs, flowers 5-merous.

Legumes 1-3 cm long, 6-16 mm wide, oblong, flat, papery, brown, hairy between reticulate veins, wing 1-2 mm wide, well developed. Seeds transverse, relatively small, 4-5 mm x 2-3 mm, oval, glossy, gold to dark brown; funicle terminal expanded to a flat creamy aril.

Distribution:  In Western Australia and Northern Territory, in South Australia almost wholly in the North-Western region with a single collection from near Tarcoola.

S.Aust.: NW.

Flowering time: It has been collected in flower between March and October with the principal flowering in September.

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: According to Kean (1990) this is an important source of resin for Aborigines.

Cultivation: Not known in cultivation.

Author: Not yet available


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