Acacia lentiginea facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAcacia lentiginea
Priority Two — Poorly Known Taxa (DEC)
The erect viscid shrub typically grows to a height of 1.2 to 3.5 metres (4 to 11 ft). It has obscurely ribbed, terete branchlets. The thin, evergreen phyllodes have a narrowly elliptic shape that can be shallowly recurved. The phyllodes have a length of 7 to 10 cm (2.8 to 3.9 in) and 7 to 10 mm (0.28 to 0.39 in) that dry to a light brown. It blooms in May or October and produces yellow flowers.
The species was first formally described by the botanists Joseph Maiden and William Blakely in 1927 as part of the work Descriptions of fifty new species and six varieties of western and northern Australian Acacias, and notes on four other species as published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia. It was reclassified as Racosperma lentigineum by Leslie Pedley in 2003 and was transferred back to genus Acacia in 2006. The type specimen was collected by Charles Austin Gardner in 1921.
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