Western Wheatbelt Wattle  |  

Acacia brachypoda

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Acacia brachypoda, Family Mimosaceae, also known as Western Wheatbelt Wattle, is a dense, rounded and slightly aromatic shrub to 2 m high. Leaves are hairless green phyllodes (flattened leaf stalks that resemble leaves) that are held erect and straight to slightly incurved. Phyllodes are circular in cross section (with four nerves) or flattened with one nerve, 2–5 cm long by 1 mm wide. Flowers are golden in colour and arranged in globular heads, two per leaf axil, each flower head on a stalk about 2–3 mm long. Pods are hairless, curved or coiled and 7–8 mm wide. Seeds are 4 mm long with a thick yellow-brown seed stalk (aril). Flowering occurs from May to June

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Acacia brachypoda

    Other potential threats to Western Wheatbelt Wattle include infrastructure or development activities; weeds; fire and improper land use.