Acacia aulacocarpa A.Cunn. ex Benth.
Bentham, G. (1842) London Journal of Botany 1: 378. Type: Port Bowen, N. Coast, Cunningham. Lectotype: Port Bowen (= Port Clinton) A. Cunningham no. 115 (K), Isolectotypes: BM, K.
Racosperma aulacocarpum (Benth.) Pedley, Austrobaileya 2(3): 345(1984), Type: ?. Acacia aulacocarpa var. fruticosa C.T.White, Austrobaileya 2: 345(1987), Type: Ngun Ngun, Glass House Mts, 20 Mar. 1931, C. T. White 7651 Holo: BRI; iso: K, NY.
Brown Salwood; Hickory Wattle; Golden-flowered Salwood; Wattle; Wattle, Black; Wattle, Hickory; Black Wattle; Salwood, Golden-flowered
Leaves phyllodineous. Veins numerous (30-40 or more), longitudinal and parallel. Leaf blades about 6-7 x 1.2-1.5 cm, covered with white or pale-coloured wax with an occasional brownish scale, petioles about 0.4 cm long. Stipules difficult or impossible to distinguish.
Flowers yellow or bright yellow, strongly but not particularly pleasantly perfumed. Spikes about 15-20 mm long, peduncle about 4-5 mm long. Most flowers in each spike are male with occasional hermaphrodite flowers. Staminal filaments fused together at the very base. Style about as long as the stamens.
Pods about 5 x 1 cm, outer surface conspicuously veined. Seeds about 5 x 2 mm. Funicle grey to cream, about 2-6 mm long, folded 2 or 3 times. Embryo about 5 x 2 mm, mainly composed of cotyledons. Radicle small, straight.
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Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland. As currently accepted this species occurs in NEQ and then discontinuously south to south-eastern Queensland. Altitudinal range in NEQ not known, but collected at 1000-1100 m. Grows along rocky watercourses, in wet sclerophyll forest and also in the drier types of rain forest.