Acacia vassalii Interim Recovery Plan 2010-2015. Interim Recovery Plan No. 311
Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia
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Acacia vassalii is a spreading shrub to 60 cm tall which forms a low, dense cushion in open areas, but is more diffuse and upright when shaded by other shrubs. The branches are felty at the apices but become hairless with age. The epidermis is grey with cracks that run the length of the branch, revealing smooth red bark underneath. The phyllodes are 4–8 mm long by 1 mm wide, and are slightly horizontally flattened with hooked tips. The flower heads are globular and yellow, and occur singly rather than in clusters. The pods are up to 2 cm long and 0.1 to 0.15 cm wide (Maslin 1978; Patrick and Brown 2001).
Acacia vassalii is most closely related to A. ericifolia and A. leptospermoides, both of which have blunt, rather than the hooked phyllodes found in A. vassalii (Maslin 2001). Acacia leptospermoides subsp. leptospermoides is also known to occur in the Wongan Hills area.