Low, perennial shrub (1 – 2 m tall) with semi-prostrate, sprawling or tangled habit. Grows on massive ironstone outcrops and associated soils and dissected rocks. Bisexual plants, with presumed outbreeding. Fire response unknown. Presumed to be long-lived perennial. Has spinous, photosynthetic phyllodes which are decurrent on stem, giving stem winged appearance. Grows as either discrete individual shrubs or clumps of individuals within small sub-populations. Occurs in densities roughly estimated to range between 1 and 5 and up to 10 plants per 400m2. These sub-populations are dispersed over the landform, where they are closely associated with exposed BIF bedrock.
Woodman's Wattle |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Acacia woodmaniorum
This is the most concerning threatening process given that mining tenement covers the entire range of this species. climate change could change rainfall regimes of the larger area; with unknown consequences for this poorly known species. 2.