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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Acacieae
Genus: Acacia
Species: Acacia comans

Acacia comans W.Fitzg., 1904

Racosperma comans (W.Fitzg.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia comans

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Fitzgerald, W. V., 1904. Journal of the Western Australia Natural History Society i. 5.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia comans in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Jul 29. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia comans. Published online. Accessed: Jul 29 2019. 2019. Acacia comans. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 29.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia comans. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. Jul. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: Jul 29 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names
Acacia comans is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is native to an area along the west coast of western Australia.


The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 2 metres (1 to 7 ft)[1] and has a spreading habit. It has slightly ribbed and terete branchlets that are densely covered with straight spreading hairs and have acicular and persistent stipules with a length of 1.5 to 2.3 mm (0.059 to 0.091 in). Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The sessile, rigid and evergreen phyllodes have a widely elliptic to oblong shape and are inequilateral with a length of 3.5 to 9 mm (0.14 to 0.35 in) and a width of 1.5 to 5 mm (0.059 to 0.197 in) and have three to four distant and raised main nerves.[2] It blooms from June to September and produces yellow flowers.[1]

The species was first formally described by the botanist William Vincent Fitzgerald in 1904 as part of the work Additions to the West Australian Flora as published in the Journal of the West Australian Natural History Society. It was reclassified as Racosperma comans by Leslie Pedley in 2003 then transferred back to genus Acacia in 2006.[3]

It is native to an area in the Mid West region of Western Australia where it is commonly situated on sandplains growing in sandy soils.[1] The shrubs range extends from around Geraldton in the north to around Coorow in the south.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia comans". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia comans W.Fitzg". Wattle - Acacias of Australia. Lucid Central. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
"Acacia comans W.Fitzg". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 21 October 2020.

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