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Wombargo wattle
Scientific classification
Genus:
Acacia
Species:
tabula

Acacia tabula, commonly known as Wombargo wattle, is a species of Acacia of subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to north eastern Victoria, Australia.

Description

The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.4 to 0.6 m (1 ft 4 in to 2 ft 0 in) and has glabrous branchlets not pruinose. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The glabrous, thinly textured and evergreen phyllodes have an inaequilaterally narrowly oblong to elliptic shape. The phyllodes are 6 to 14 mm (0.24 to 0.55 in) in length and 1 to 3.5 mm (0.039 to 0.138 in) in width with an obscure midrib and lateral nerves. It flowers between August and October, producing racemose inflorescences have small spherical flower-heads globular with a diameter of 2 to 2.5 mm (0.079 to 0.098 in) containing five to eight golden coloured flowers.

Distribution

It has a limited distribution from around Splitters Creek to the south of Wulgulmerang where it is usually a part of open dry forest communities growing in shallow soils that are derived from sediments. It is often associated from Acacia infecunda and Acacia nanopravissima. It is restricted to a small population in the upper catchment Little River which flows into the Snowy River on the Wombargo Range in as a group of small fragmented stands that are relatively close to each other.

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