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Acacia aspera subsp. parviceps

Acacia aspera subsp. parviceps.

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Acacieae
Genus: Acacia
Species: Acacia aspera
Subspecies: A. a. parviceps

Acacia aspera Lindl., 1838

Acacia aspera var. densifolia (Benth.) Benth.
Acacia densifolia Benth.
Acacia erythrocephala A.Cunn. ex Benth.
Racosperma asperum (Lindl.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Primary references

Lindley, J. in Mitchell, T.L. 1838. Three Expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia: with descriptions of the recently explored region of Australia Felix, and of the present colony of New South Wales. 2. Project Gutenberg, Reference page. : 2:138.


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International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia aspera. Published online. Accessed: Jul 25 2019. 2019. Acacia aspera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 25.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia aspera. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. Jul. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: Jul 25 {{{3}}}. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia aspera in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Rough Wattle

Acacia aspera, commonly known as rough wattle, is a spreading shrub which is endemic to south-eastern Australia.[2] It grows to up to 2 metres high and has phyllodes which are 10 to 30 mm long and 2 –4 mm wide. The pale yellow to gold globular flowerheads appear singly or in groups of two in the axils of the phyllodes in July to September, followed by curved or coiled seed pods which are 20 to 70 mm long and 3 to 5 mm wide.[3][4]

The species was first formally described in 1838 by English botanist John Lindley in Three Expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia,[5] based on a collection made near present-day Swan Hill in Victoria during Thomas Mitchell's 1836 expedition.[6]

Two subspecies are currently recognised:

A. aspera Lindl. subsp. aspera - the nominate subspecies with golden yellow flowerheads and peduncles up to 10mm long.[1][6]
A. aspera subsp. parviceps N.G.Walsh - a subspecies from the Brisbane Ranges and just south of Beaufort in Victoria formally described in 2004 with generally longer peduncles (7–15 mm) and cream to pale yellow flowers.[1][6]

Putative hybrids between Acacia aspera and Acacia montana have been recorded in the Bendigo Whipstick region.[3]

The species occurs in ranges from the Grampians eastward to the Warby Ranges in Victoria and from Yass northward to Peak Hill in New South Wales. It is found on sandy or gravelly soils in open forest or mallee communities.[3]

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"Acacia aspera". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
"Acacia aspera". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government.
Wild Plants of Victoria (database). Viridans Biological Databases & Department of Sustainability and Environment. 2009.
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