Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia colei var. colei

Scientific NameAcacia colei var. colei
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrubTree
Common Name(s)Cole's Wattle
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae


"Spreading shrub 2–4 m high, occasionally tree to 9 m high." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


Acacia colei var. colei is seperated from var. ileocarpa by its curved, not coiled, pods. This feature helps distinguish the taxon from Acacia holosericea, the phyllodes of which may superficially resemble those of A. colei var. colei.

Historical Notes


"Widespread in northern Australia between latitudes 16o and 22° S where it extends from the Pilbara and southern Kimberley region, W.A., E across the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts, N.T., to the Gulf country and Simpson Desert in western Qld." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

The Australian Herbarium also holds data for documented occurences of Acacia colei var. colei in various localities inland from Mackay, near Clermont and east of Hughenden.

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed on June 27, 2019]