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Acacia colei

Acacia colei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. colei
Binomial name
Acacia colei
Maslin & L.A.J. Thomson

Range of Acacia colei
  • Acacia holosericea auct. non G. Don[1]

Acacia colei is a perennial bush or tree native to Australia and southern Asia. A common name for it is Cole's Wattle. It grows to a height of up to 9 m. Acacia colei blooms from June through July and the flowers are bright yellow.[2]


Its uses include environmental management, forage and wood.[1] The seeds are good-tasting[3] and are potentially useful as food for humans. The results of tests in Nigeria for the feasibility of raising the tree as a drought-resistant food crop came out very positively. [4]


  1. ^ a b International Legume Database & Information Service (ILDIS)
  2. ^ Australian Biological Resources Study
  3. ^ ECHO Education Concerns for Hunger Organization
  4. ^ World Wide Wattle

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Acacia_colei". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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