Acacia cowaniana Maslin, Nuytsia 7: 226 (1990)
Resinous shrub or tree normally to 5 m high. Branchlets glabrous or sparsely antrorsely puberulous with white or golden hairs, yellow (? resin) lines or irregular tubercles flanking the obscure ribs. Phyllodes patent to inclined, narrowly linear, mostly incurved, 3–5 cm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, l:w = 10–46, uncinate to subuncinate, rostellate, green, sometimes golden or white appressed-puberulous on some nerves, obscurely 3–7-nerved; gland basal. Inflorescences normally 2-headed racemes; raceme axes 2–3 mm long; peduncles 5–7 mm long, sparsely to moderately appressed-puberulous with white or golden hairs; heads globular, 20-flowered, cream to pale lemon yellow. Flowers 5-merous; calyx membranous, sepals c. 1/2-united. Pods linear, to 8 cm long, 4.5–6 mm wide, firmly chartaceous, villous or puberulous, glabrescent. Seeds (few seen) longitudinal to longitudinally oblique, oblong-elliptic to oblong-ovate, c. 3.5 mm long, sometimes to 5mm long; aril clavate.
Restricted to a few granite outcrops near Kellerberrin and Kulin, south-western W.A.
Type of accepted name
Mt Caroline, 21km due SSW of Kellerberrin, W.A., 10 Apr. 1986, B.R.Maslin 6015; holo: PERTH; iso: CANB, K, NY.
W.A.: Jilakin Rock, 14 km E of Kulin, 2 May 1986, K.J.Atkins s.n. (PERTH); 8 km N of Kellerberrin on ‘Shark Mouth’ Rd, B.R.Maslin 589a (MEL, NSW, PERTH).