Sandpaper Wattle  |  

Acacia denticulosa

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

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Acacia denticulosa, Family Mimosaceae, also known as Sandpaper Wattle, is an erect open shrub to 4 m high with yellow curved flower spikes. The bark is smooth and grey on the main trunk and rough, warty and dark reddish on the branchlets. The leaves are round, wavy, stiff and sandpapery. The seeds pods are linear, light brown and wrinkled and may be straight or slightly curved.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government Conservation Advice Acacia denticulosa

    Threats The main identified threats to Sandpaper Wattle include prolonged drought (Brown et al.; 1998) broad scale vegetation clearing grazing pressure exotic weeds such as Bridal Creeper (Asparagus asparagoides); Saffron Thistle (Carthamus Ianatus) and Cape Tulip (Moraea flaccida) changed fire regimes and changed hydrology (Beecham; 2004 Avon Catchment Council; 2005).