Blunt Wattle  |  

Acacia aprica

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The blunt wattle is a multi-stemmed shrub which grows up to 2 m in height. The flower heads are golden, and globular to oblong in shape. The phyllodes (flattened leaf stalks functioning as leaves) are a dull medium-green, 6–14 cm long and 1–1.4 mm wide. They have eight close parallel nerves, which are approximately equal in width. The seed pods are linear, up to 60 mm long and 2 mm wide

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Acacia aprica

    Fire High suspected Occasional fires are likely to be required for reproduction; frequency current (Bayliss 2003); and reduced fire frequencies may be responsible for past population declines (Buist et al.; 2002).

    Weed invasion following fire events is also a significant threat to regeneration potential.