Vascular Plants Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)

Showing Acacia mearnsii
Fabaceae Lindl.
Acacia mearnsii De Wild. , legitimate, scientific
Wildeman, E.A.J. De (1925), Plantae Bequaertianae 3: 61 [tax. nov.]
  • Type: "British East Africa: Vicinity of Thika altitude about 1350 m., septembre 1909 (South. Africa. Exped. Dir. col. Theod. Roosevelt, leg. Dr. Edg. Mearns, n. 1902); Vicinity of Nairobi, on the Uganda Railway, altitude about 2000 m., mars 1909 (Smiths. Afric. Exped. Dir. col. Theod. Roosevelt, leg. Dr Edg. Mearns, n. 249)."
Brenan, J.P.M. & Melville, R. (1960), The Latin name of the Black Wattle. Kew Bulletin 14(1): 37-39 [secondary reference]
  • Lectotype: "…Mearns 1092, from near Thika in Kenya… A. mearnsii should accordingly be typified by the specimen Mearns 1092 which was the only specimen actually annotated as A. mearnsii by De Wildeman and is proposed as the lectotype."
orthographic variant: Acacia mearnsi De Wild. orth. var. taxonomic synonym: Acacia decurrens var. mollis Lindl. legitimate misapplication: Acacia mollissima Willd. legitimate by Bentham, G. in Hooker, W.J. (1842), Notes on Mimoseae, with a synopsis of species. London Journal of Botany 1: 385
Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D. & Carolin, R.C. (1962), Handbook of the Vascular Plants of the Sydney District and Blue Mountains: 231 [secondary reference]
common name: Black Wattle [n/a]
Eichler, Hj. (1965), Supplement to J.M.Black's Flora of South Australia (Second Edition, 1943-1957): 177 [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Acacia decurrens var. mollis Lindl. legitimate taxonomic synonym: Acacia mollissima E.Miege nom. illeg.
Burbidge, N.T. & Gray, M. (1970), Flora of the Australian Capital Territory: 204, Fig. 198A. [secondary reference]
common name: Green Wattle [n/a]
Curtis, W.M. & Morris, D.I. (1975), Angiospermae: Ranunculaceae to Myrtaceae. The Student's Flora of Tasmania Edn. 2, 1: 130 [secondary reference]
common name: Black Wattle [n/a]
Jacobs, S.W.L. & Pickard, J. (1981), Plants of New South Wales: 149 [secondary reference]
Pedley, L. (1986), Derivation and dispersal of Acacia (Leguminosae), with particular reference to Australia, and the recognition of Senegalia and Racosperma. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 92(3): 249 [basionym]
basionym of: Racosperma mearnsii (De Wild.) Pedley legitimate
Pedley, L. (24 September 1987), Racosperma Martius (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) in New Zealand: a checklist. Austrobaileya 2(4): 358 [basionym]
basionym of: Racosperma mearnsii (De Wild.) Pedley isonym
Morrison, D.A. & Davies, S.J. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1991), Acacia. Flora of New South Wales 2: 390 [secondary reference]
nomenclatural synonym: Racosperma mearnsii (De Wild.) Pedley legitimate common name: Black Wattle [n/a]
Robson, Peter J. (1993), Checklist of Australian Trees: alphabetical listings of common and scientific names: - [secondary reference]
common name: Late Black Wattle [n/a] common name: Green Wattle [n/a]
Entwisle, T.J., Maslin, B.R., Cowan, R.S. & Court, A.B. in Walsh, N.G. & Entwisle, T.J. (ed.) (1996), Mimosaceae. Flora of Victoria 3: 653, Fig. 131f [secondary reference]
nomenclatural synonym: Racosperma mearnsii (De Wild.) Pedley legitimate common name: Black Wattle [n/a]
Tindale, M.D. & Kodela, P.G. in Orchard, A.E. & Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2001), Flora of Australia 11A: 238, Fig. 8, Maps 51, 52 [secondary reference]
  • Type: "Vicinity of Thika [in Kenya], British East Africa, 6-7 Sept. 1909, E.A.Mearns 1092; lecto: BR, fide J.P.M.Brenan & R.Melville, Kew Bull. 14: 38 (1960); isolecto: BM n.v., fide J.H.Ross, Bothalia 11: 465 (1975)."
orthographic variant: Acacia mearnsi De Wild. orth. var. nomenclatural synonym: Racosperma mearnsii (De Wild.) Pedley legitimate misapplication: Acacia mollissima Willd. legitimate by Bentham, G. in Hooker, W.J. (1842), Notes on Mimoseae, with a synopsis of species. London Journal of Botany 1: 385 common name: Black Wattle [n/a]
  • Comment: M.D.Tindale & P.G.Kodela, in A.E.Orchard & A.J.G.Wilson (eds), Fl. Australia 11A: 238 (2001), list Acacia decurrens var. mollis Lindl. as a misapplication to Acacia mearnsii De Wild. by J.P.M.Brenan & R.Melville, Kew Bull. 14: 39 (1960). However, Brenan & Melville place Acacia decurrens var. mollis in synonymy of Acacia mearnsii rather than misapplying the name.
Maslin, B.R. (9 July 2001), Wattle - Acacias of Australia: - [secondary reference]
Du Puy, D.J. & Villiers, J.-F. in Du Puy, D.J., Labat, J.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (ed.) (2002), Tribe Acacieae. The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 233 [secondary reference]
Kodela, P.G. & Harden, G.J. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (2002), Acacia. Flora of New South Wales Revised Edition 2: 468 [secondary reference]
nomenclatural synonym: Racosperma mearnsii (De Wild.) Pedley legitimate common name: Black Wattle [n/a]
CHAH (2006), Australian Plant Census: - APC [secondary reference]
orthographic variant: Acacia mearnsi De Wild. orth. var. nomenclatural synonym: Racosperma mearnsii (De Wild.) Pedley legitimate nomenclatural synonym: Racosperma mearnsii (De Wild.) Pedley isonym misapplication: Acacia mollissima Willd. legitimate by Bentham, G. in Hooker, W.J. (1842), Notes on Mimoseae, with a synopsis of species. London Journal of Botany 1: 385 misapplication: Acacia decurrens var. mollis Lindl. legitimate by Black, J.M. (1924), Casuarinaceae - Euphorbiaceae. Flora of South Australia 2: 291 misapplication: Acacia mollissima Willd. legitimate by Black, J.M. (1924), Casuarinaceae - Euphorbiaceae. Flora of South Australia 2: 428
  • APC Comment: Acacia irrorata subsp. irrorata is recorded as hybridising with A. mearnsii in NSW (PlantNet).
  • APC Dist.: WA (naturalised), SA (native and naturalised), NSW (native and naturalised), ACT, Vic, Tas
de Salas, M.F. & Baker, M.L. (2016), A Census of the Vascular Plants of Tasmania, including Macquarie Island: 55, 56 [secondary reference]
nomenclatural synonym: Racosperma mearnsii (De Wild.) Pedley legitimate misapplication: Acacia mollissima Willd. legitimate by Hooker, J.D. (1856), The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. Discovery ships Erebus and Terror. III. Flora Tasmaniae 1(2): 111