Acacia eremophiloides  |  

Acacia eremophiloides

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Acacia eremophiloides, Family Mimosaceae, is a resinous shrub with slender branchlets, growing up to 2.5 m high. Phyllodes are linear, slightly curved, 4–6 cm long with a prominent midrib and margin. Acacia eremophiloides flowers in August and September, with mature fruits occurring in November. Approximately 30 golden flowers are produced in globular heads. Pods are linear, raised over the seeds and 8 cm long by 3.5 cm wide. The species is an obligate seeder. Plants reach reproductive maturity at three to four years and live for 8–12 years.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Acacia eremophiloides

    A potential threat to the species may be inappropriate fire regimes (Leverington et al.; 2006).