Acacia conniana Maslin, Nuytsia 5: 323 (1985)
Dense, bushy, glabrous shrub, 2–6 m high. 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, 7–16 cm long, 3–12 mm wide, with markedly recurved apex, thinly coriaceous, green, obscurely multistriate, with prominent midvein and 2 subprominent veins; 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 gamosepalous, costate or 5-sided, the ribs densely hairy; petals free, glabrous. Pods linear, slightly raised over seeds, to 10 cm long and 4 mm wide, coriaceous to thinly crustaceous, glabrous. Seeds to 5 mm long; areole closed or with narrow opening.
Occurs in southern regions of W.A. in coastal areas extending 40 km inland, from Cape Le Grand to Israelite Bay, also on Mondrain and Middle Is., Recherche Archipelago, E of Esperance; usually associated with granite rocks. Flowers Sept. & Oct.
Type of accepted name
Israelite Bay, W.A., Sept. 1915, J.P.Brookes s.n. ; holo: NSW; iso: K, MEL, PERTH.
Acacia conniana is based on the following. A. cognata Maiden & Blakely, J. Roy. Soc. Western Australia 13: 28, pl. 20, figs 1–5 (1928), nom. illeg ., non Domin (1926). Type: as for accepted name.
Acacia acuminata var. latifolia Benth., Fl. Austral . 2: 404 (1864). Type: Middle Is., W.A., G.Maxwell s.n. ; lecto: K, fide B.R.Maslin, loc. cit .; isolecto: K; possible isolecto: MEL.
J.H.Maiden & W.F.Blakely, J. Roy. Soc. Western Australia 13: pl. 20, figs 1–5 (1928), as A. cognata .
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).