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

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.


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]


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]


  1. ^ Australian Plant Name Index (APNI) Fabaceae Acacia oligophleba Pedley
  2. ^ Australian Native Plants Society Australia (ANSPA)-Acacia Cowleana-Distribution
  3. ^ Australian Native plants Nursery- DETAILS-Flower time
  4. ^ Australian Native Plants Nursery-ORIGIN = NORTHERN AUSTRALIA – DRY TROPICS
  5. ^ FloraBase- Acacia cowleana Tate- Brief Description
  6. ^ a b c ANPSA-General description-2nd line
  7. ^ a b PlantNET FloraOnline-Acacia Cowleana Tate-
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2010-10-18.  Alice Springs Town Council-Recommended Plant Database-Acacia cowleana- Growth and Notes(2nd line)