Acacia cowleana

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Halls Creek Wattle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. cowleana
Binomial name
Acacia cowleana
Synonyms

Acacia oligophleba Pedley[1]

Acacia cowleana, Halls Creek Wattle, is a northern Australian native shrub.[2] It is a flowering plant with yellow flowers that only open in winter.[3] Its origin is the Northern Australia's dry tropics.[4] It belongs to the genus of Acacia.

Appearance[edit]

It is a small tree of height 1–7 metres (6–12 feet) with large grey phyllodes and yellow rod flowers.[5] Its bark is fibrous. The phyllodes are 80 to 200 mm long by 10–30 mm wide and curved.[6]

Growth[edit]

The shrub grows in woodlands with spinifex at Beulah Station near Enngonia.[7] Its growth is medium-fast. It easily grows from seed but has a short life span.[8] It is a reliable shrub for temperate to arid climates in reasonably well drained soils. Though not generally considered to be endangered, the species is regarded as rare in New South Wales.[6][7] It is not commonly cultivated, though it is reported to be grown in California.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni?00TAXON_NAME=Acacia+oligophleba+Pedley Australian Plant Name Index (APNI) Fabaceae Acacia oligophleba Pedley
  2. ^ http://anpsa.org.au/a-cow.html Australian Native Plants Society Australia (ANSPA)-Acacia Cowleana-Distribution
  3. ^ http://www.australianplants.com/plants.aspx?id=1023 Australian Native plants Nursery- DETAILS-Flower time
  4. ^ http://www.australianplants.com/plants.aspx?filter=true&key=origin&value=3 Australian Native Plants Nursery-ORIGIN = NORTHERN AUSTRALIA – DRY TROPICS
  5. ^ http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/3272 FloraBase- Acacia cowleana Tate- Brief Description
  6. ^ a b c http://anpsa.org.au/a-cow.html ANPSA-General description-2nd line
  7. ^ a b http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Acacia~cowleana PlantNET FloraOnline-Acacia Cowleana Tate-
  8. ^ http://www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au/plant/display/id/193 Alice Springs Town Council-Recommended Plant Database-Acacia cowleana- Growth and Notes(2nd line)