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Family: Leguminosae
Acacia symonii


Citation: J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 2:167-169 (1980).

Derivation: The name commemorating D. E. Symon, South Australian botanist, who made the first collection of this species.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Tall shrubs or small trees 3-4 m high with a single trunk or several stems from ground level; branchlets terete, apically resinous-ribbed with sparse appressed pubescence between them, reddish-brown, grey with age.

Phyllodes linear, tapering slightly each end, 8-14 cm long, 1.5-3 mm wide, straight or slightly curved, not rigid, viscid when young, glabrous to sparsely and minutely pubescent, apices delicately hooked, central vein more prominent, lateral veins 3-5, margins resinous; gland basal 1-2 mm above pulvinus.

Inflorescence simple, axillary, solitary; spikes interrupted, yellow, 15 mm long; peduncles 3-4 mm long. Flowers 5-partite.

Legumes linear 345 cm long, 2 mm broad, straight or slightly curved, acute at both ends, flat but raised over seeds slightly constricted between seeds, light brown. Seeds longitudinal oblongoid, light brown, shiny, 3 mm long, 1.5 mm broad; funicle short, folded once or twice and thickened into a whitish aril.

Distribution:  In South Australia known only from the North-Western region in the Everard Ranges and from Mt Lindsay in the Birksgate Range amongst granitic rocks.

S.Aust.: NW.

Flowering time: There are still only a few collections of this species. It has been collected in flower in May, August and December and in pod in W.Aust. in September.

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Biology: No text

Related taxa: Possibly most closely related to A. longissima which occurs in Qld and N.S.W. and which has a prominent non resinous central and less prominent lateral veins, longer spikes, and 4-partite flowers.

Author: Not yet available


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