General Plant Info
Sprawling shrub to 0.7 m high. Branchlets slightly flexuose, glabrous or pubescent. Stipules caducous or persistent. Grows in sand heath.
Consists of 2 subspecies:
Occurs near Watheroo and Manmanning, south-western W.A
Phyllodes erect, narrowly oblong-elliptic, shallowly to strongly incurved, 2.5- 7.5 cm long, 3- 6 mm wide, acute or obtuse, coriaceous, glabrous or hairy on nerves, prominently 3–7-nerved, the central nerve the most pronounced.
Inflorescences simple, 2 per axil; heads sessile, subglobular to short-cylindrical, 5- 10 mm long, 5- 6 mm diam., golden; bracteoles persistent, obtuse or acute to acuminate. Flowers 4-merous; sepals c. 1/2-united.
Pods tightly spirally or irregularly coiled, with valves 3- 4 mm wide, chartaceous, glabrous or velvety.
Seeds longitudinal, round to oblong, 1.5- 2.5 mm long, glossy, mottled; aril terminal and yellowish.
Acacia cochlocarpa subsp. cochlocarpa - Branchlets, pods and phyllodes glabrous; phyllodes generally >4 cm long; flower-heads obloid to short-cylindrical
Acacia cochlocarpa subsp. velutinosa - Branchlets, pods and normally phyllode nerves hairy; phyllodes generally <4 cm long; flower-heads subglobular