Talk:Acacia octonervia

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Acacia octonervia[edit]

Hi, Glabrous, spreading shrub 0.1–0.5 (- 1) m, high. Branchlets brownish red, sometimes nitid. Stipules persistent, narrowly triangular, 1.5–2 mm long. Phyllodes erect, straight or weakly curved, terete, commonly 1–2 cm long, 1–1.5 mm diam., obtuse-mucronulate, rigid, dark green, with 8 distant, raised nerves; stomata raised; gland inconspicuous, 4–10 mm above pulvinus at junction of 2 adaxial nerves. Inflorescences simple, 1 or 2 per axil; peduncles commonly 7–12 mm long; basal bracts rostriform; heads globular, 3–4 mm diam., 20-flowered, light golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free. Pods narrowly oblong, undulate, to 2.5 cm long, 3 mm wide, coriaceous, somewhat nitid. Seeds longitudinal, ovate or widely elliptic, 2–2.5 mm long, subnitid, brown; aril subterminal.

Restricted to the area between the Fitzgerald and Young Rivers, south-western W.A. with an outlier near Boxwood Hill, c. 100 km WSW of Fitzgerald R. Grows in rocky sand, rocky loam or sandy clay, in open mallee, dense low heath and open dwarf scrub.



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