Acacias of Australia

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Acacia conniana Maslin




Occurs in southern regions of W.A. in coastal areas extending 40 km inland, from Cape Le Grand to Israelite Bay, and on Mondrain and Middle Is., Recherche Archipelago, E of Esperance.


Shrub 2–6 m high, dense, bushy, glabrous. Bark longitudinally fissured at base of main trunks, grey or dark red-brown. Branches non-pruinose. Young tips very resinous. Phyllodes ascending to erect, not lax or pendulous, (5–) 7–16 cm long, 3–12 mm wide, with markedly recurved apex, thinly coriaceous, green, obscurely multistriate, with prominent midnerve and 2 subprominent nerves; gland minute, basal; pulvinus 1.5–3 mm long. Peduncles 4–10 mm long, glabrous. Spikes on short axillary branchlets, 1–2.5 cm long, dense, golden. Flowers 5‑merous; calyx united, costate or ±5-sided, with ribs densely hairy; petals free, glabrous. Pods linear, slightly raised over seeds, to 10 cm long and 3–4 mm wide, coriaceous to thinly crustaceous, glabrous. Seeds to 5 mm long; areole closed or with narrow opening.


Flowers Sept. & Oct.


Usually associated with granite rocks.


W.A.: SE base of Mt Arid, A.N.Rodd 5132 (BRI, K, NSW, PERTH); Mt Howick Hill, c. 76 km E of Esperance, P.G.Wilson 8125 (NSW, PERTH).


Allied to A. doratoxylon (N.S.W., Vic.) and A. lasiocalyx (W.A.). Both A. conniana and A. lasiocalyx often grow on granite rocks.

FOA Reference

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


Dr M.D.Tindale and Dr P.G.Kodela with the assistance of M.Bedward, S.J.Davies, C.Herscovitch, D.A.Keith and/or D.A.Morrison

Minor edits by J.Rogers