Acacias of Australia

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Acacia colei Maslin & L.A.J.Thomson var. colei




Extends from the Pilbara and southern Kimberley region, W.A., E across the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts, N.T., to north-western Qld.


Terminal branchlets brown. Phyllodes 20–45 (–55) mm wide. Pods curved, sometimes into an open circle. Seeds 3.5–4 mm long.


Grows in a variety of soil types; frequently grows in stony or sandy drainage lines. It is a colonising species and a component of many semi-arid, subtropical plant communities, especially the Acacia-dominated scrubs and tall open shrublands of north-western Australia.


W.A.: near Cape Borda, Dampier Penin., B.R.Maslin 4933 (BRI, PERTH); beside track to Gregory Gorge, 11 km from Millstream pipeline road, C.Olsson 24 (PERTH); 23.5 km E of Halls Creek on Duncan Hwy, L.Thomson LXT85 (PERTH). N.T.: 9 km N of Elliot on Stuart Hwy, L.Thomson LXT37 (PERTH); 5.3 km E of Hooker Creek (on road to Duck Ponds Waterhole), L.Thomson LXT56 (PERTH). Qld: 38.8 km N of Dugald R., T.K.Vercoe 187 (PERTH)

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Data derived from Flora of Australia Volumes 11A (2001), 11B (2001) and 12 (1998), products of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia