The large-fruited Tammin wattle is a ground-hugging, sprawling semi-prostrate or ascending leafless shrub to 30-60 cm high and 50 cm wide shrub, with weak, ascending to erect stems. ranches are flattened or angled at their extremities. Phyllodes (flattened leaf stalks that resemblethe stems), mostly 4 to 6 cm long by 1.6 to 2 mm wide, are somewhat rough. The globular to slightly ovoid yellow flower heads are borne from June to September in heads 7 to 9 mm in diameter and are held on stalks 4 to 7 mm long. The epithet magna refers to the characteristically large flower heads
Large-fruited Tammin Wattle |
Acacia ataxiphylla subsp. magna
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Acacia ataxiphylla subsp. magna
Threats The Interim Recovery Plan (Harris and Brown; 2003) listed the main threats to the large fruited Tammin wattle are road maintenance weed invasion restricted habitat poor recruitment inappropriate fire regimes and grazing.