Acacia praemorsa, Family Mimosaceae, also known as the Senna Wattle or the Cassia Wattle, is an erect, suckering, hairless shrub, 1 to 3 m high with smooth, green, angled branchlets and long, soft phyllodes (leaf-like structures). The phyllodes are 2 – 9 cm long and 1.5 – 2.5 mm wide. The bright-yellow flower heads occur in groups of one or two. The fruit are dark green, flat or twisted and up to 13 cm long.
Senna Wattle |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Listing Advices, Acacia praemorsa
Description of Threats Key threats to the Senna Wattle are grazing and trampling by domestic stock; habitat loss and fragmentation through vegetation clearance and inappropriate fire regimes; including unplanned catastrophic fires.
Inappropriate fire regimes are a potential threat to the Senna Wattle.