Large-fruited Tammin Wattle  |  

Acacia ataxiphylla subsp. magna

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

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

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • 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.