Acacia praetermissa, Family Mimosaceae, is a sub-erect shrub to 1.8 m high with smooth, bluish-grey, blotched bark. Phyllodes are spreading, sickle-shaped, 7.5–17 cm long and 3– 16 mm wide, with a prominent midrib and 2–4 less prominent parallel nerves. Flowers are in golden spikes 1–2.7 cm long. Pods are straight or slightly constricted between the seeds, more or less flat, 4.5–10.5 cm long, woody and opening elastically from the apex. Seeds are brown and 5.5–7 mm long. Acacia praetermissa flowers from February to August.
Acacia praetermissa |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Acacia praetermissa
Threats The main potential threats to A. praetermissa are frequent burning of areas adjacent to the Stuart Highway where this species occurs lack of seedling recruitment road maintenance disturbance due to its location and risk from stochastic events due to restricted distribution and low numbers (Woinarski et al.; 2007).
Undertake research into the impact of fire on A. praetermissa; investigating the effects of frequent fires on the longevity of plants and their ability to resprout (Woinarski et al.; 2007).
Australian Government, Listing Advices, Acacia praetermissa
While the species can resprout from a perennial rootbase; the longer term impact of frequent fire on the longevity of adults and on their ability to re sprout are unknown.
Further; the species is potentially vulnerable to threats such as fire and disturbance activities such as road widening or road maintenance.
The species is potentially vulnerable to threats such as fire and disturbance activities such as road widening or road maintenance; but there is no evidence of current decline in species numbers.