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Acacia comans
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Occurrence data from AVH

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) 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. It blooms from June to September and produces yellow flowers.


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.


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. The shrubs range extends from around Geraldton in the north to around Coorow in the south.

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