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Species profile—Acacia maranoensis


Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → LeguminosaeAcacia maranoensis

Photo of Acacia maranoensis () - Pedley, L.,Queensland Herbarium, DES (Licence: CC BY NC)

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Plantae (plants)
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Scientific name
Acacia maranoensis Pedley
WildNet taxon ID
Alternate name(s)
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
Pest status
Short Notes
BRI 224733 (Holotype), 250662 (Isotype)
Acacia maranoensis is a tree growing 6-10m tall. The bark is dark and furrowed. The light grey foliage forms a dense, rounded canopy. Phyllodes (enlarged part of the leaf stalk taking the form of a leaf) are linear to very narrowly elliptic in shape, 11-15cm long and 4-8mm wide, with several longitudinal nerves. Clusters of 3-6 globular yellow flower heads are produced. Each flower head is 4-6mm in diameter and contains 30-60 flowers. The pods are very narrowly oblong to linear, flat, straight to slightly curved, and constricted between the seeds. Pods measure c. 6.5cm long and 5.5-7.0mm wide. Seeds are broadly elliptic-oblong in shape, dark brown, glossy and about 4mm long.
It can be distinguished from similar species by the large flower heads. (Pedley 1977; Williams 1999; Maslin et al. 2001; World Wide Wattle 2006)
Acacia maranoensis occurs between Roma and Morven, in the Maranoa district of southern Queensland. It is also known to occur west of Kingaroy in south-eastern Queensland. (Pedley 1977; Herbrecs 2008)
Distributional limits
-26.3991666, 147.292818
-26.9734314, 148.592794
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Acacia maranoensis occurs on very flat terrain, where some areas are inundated for various periods after rain. Soils are dark brown, heavy clay loams that become boggy when wet. It usually occurs in woodlands dominated by Eucalyptus populnea. (Maslin et al. 2001; Herbrecs 2008)
Contributors: Ailsa Holland, Mellisa Mayhew 27/01/2009
Herbrecs (2008) Acacia maranoensis, in BriMapper version 2.12. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 23/09/2008.
Maslin, B.R., et al. in Orchard, A.E. & Wilson, A.J.G. (Ed) (2001). Flora of Australia 11B: 113-114
Pedley, L. (1977). A revision of Acacia Mill. in Queensland. Austrobaileya 1(2): 194.
Williams, K.A.W. (1999). Native Plants Queensland (volume 4). CopyRight Publishing Co. Pty Ltd, Brisbane.
World Wide Wattle (2006). Acacia maranoensis, in World Wide Wattle online. Accessed 23/09/2008.
Profile author
Ailsa Holland (27/01/2009)

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This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0.

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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