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Acacia burrana
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia burrana is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to north eastern Australia


The glabrous shrub to typically grows to a height of 1 to 5 m (3 ft 3 in to 16 ft 5 in) and has slender and angular branchlets that are a dark reddish brown colour. Like many species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen phyllodes have a narrowly oblanceolate shape that is infrequently narrowly elliptic. The phyllodes are straight to shallowly incurved with a length of 3.5 to 9 cm (1.4 to 3.5 in) and a width of 3 to 11 m (9.8 to 36.1 ft) with three to seven indistinct and widely spaced longitudinal nerves.


The species was first described by the botanist Leslie Pedley in 2006 as part of the work Notes on Acacia Mill. (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae), chiefly from Queensland as published in the journal Austrobaileya.


It has a disjunctive distribution and is located in Occurs Petford, Herberton and Mount Garnet areas and the Lolworth and Great Dividing Range at the headwaters of Torrens Creek and the Cape River in North Queensland with another population found about 300 km (190 mi) further south in the Cudmore National Park. It is usually situated in elevated areas that are around 500 m (1,600 ft) above sea level growing in shallow sandy soils with a sandstone base as a part of woodland communities along with Corymbia trachyphloia and Acacia shirleyi. It is also occasionally found along sandy banks of minor watercourses at lower elevations.

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