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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 consanguinea

Acacia consanguinea R.S.Cowan & Maslin, 1990.
Native distribution areas:
Acacia consobrina

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Cowan, R.S. & Maslin, B.R., 1990. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium 7(2): 189.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia consobrina 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 consobrina. Published online. Accessed: Jul 29 2019. 2019. Acacia consobrina. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 29.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia consobrina. 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 consobrina is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to south western Australia.


The rounded spreading shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 1.5 metres (2 to 5 ft).[1] It has hairy branchlets with patent or appressed hairs that are often a golden colour on young growth. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The leathery, hairy, evergreen phyllodes have a narrowly oblanceolate or oblong-oblanceolate shape with a length of 2.5 to 4 cm (0.98 to 1.57 in) and a width of 2.5 to 4 cm (0.98 to 1.57 in) and have numerous raised main nerves on each face.[2] It blooms from May to September and produces yellow flowers.[1]

The species was first formally described by the botanists Richard Sumner Cowan and Bruce Maslin in 1990 as part of the work Acacia Miscellany. Some oligoneurous species of Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae: Section Plurinerves) from Western Australia as published in the work Nuytsia. It was reclassified as Racosperma consobrinum in 2003 by Leslie Pedley then transferred back genus Acacia in 2006. The name can be misapplied to Acacia ixiophylla[3] which resembles. The shrub belongs to the Acacia flavipila group and is closely related to that species, it is superficially siimilar to Acacia caesariata and Acacia verricula.[2]

It is native to an area in Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions of Western Australia where it is commonly situated on undulating sandplains and colluvial flats growing in sandy-clay, loamy-clay or clay soils.[1] Although common in the areas it is found it has a scattered distribution from around Karlgarin in the north down to around Gnowangerup in the south west and near Jerramungup in the south east where it is usually a part of low Eucalyptus woodland or open shrub mallee communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia consobrina". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia consobrina". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
"Acacia consobrina R.S.Cowan & Maslin". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 26 October 2020.

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