Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia cowleana

Scientific NameAcacia cowleana
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrubTreeWattle
Common Name(s)
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily - Mimosoideae


"Shrub or tree to 8 m high; crown densely foliaged. Branchlets prominently angled at extremities, becoming terete with age..." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


"Grows mainly along the banks of seasonal creeks. Flowers June–Aug." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

This Acacia species produces abundant seed and is collected in fair quantities.

Historical Notes


"Acacia cowleana has a discontinuous distribution in the northern arid zone between latitudes 20–25S. Its main area of occurrence extends from the W.A.–N.T. border to central Qld and S into central-northern N.S.W. in the Enngonia–New Angledool area. In W.A. it occurs mainly in the Pilbara region." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Distribution Map | Acacia cowleana | Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia cowleana | microscope | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed June 14, 2019] http://worldwidewattle.com/speciesgallery/cowleana.php?id=3272