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Acacia holotricha
Scientific classification
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia holotricha is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is native to parts of north eastern Australia.


The shrub or tree typically grows to a height of 5 to 10 m (16 to 33 ft). It has ribbed, dark coloured branchlets with linear or widely ovate stipules that are 3 to 6 mm (0.12 to 0.24 in) in length. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The narrowly elliptic evergreen phyllodes have a length of 12 to 17 cm (4.7 to 6.7 in) and a width of 3 to 6 cm (1.2 to 2.4 in) and are unequal at the base and acute at the apex with a prominent midrib prominent and lateral nerves. When it blooms it produces inflorescences with seven to ten headed racemes along an ais with a length of 3 to 10 mm (0.12 to 0.39 in) with spherical flower-heads containing around fifty yellow flowers. Following flowering thinly coriaceous seed pods are produced that have a linear shape and are rounded over and constricted between the seeds. The pod have a length of up to 18 cm (7.1 in) to 18 cm long with longitudinally arranged seeds inside.


The species was first formally described by the botanist Leslie Pedley in 1980 in the work A revision of Acacia Mill. in Queensland as published in the journal Austrobaileya. It was reclassified by Pedley in 1987 as Racosperma holotrichum then transferred back to genus Acacia in 2001.


The shrub has a limited distribution in south eastern Queensland from atound Taroom in the south and up to around Duaringa in the north.

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