Species Profile and Threats Database

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EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Extinct
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Declaration under s178, s181, and s183 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of threatened species, List of threatened ecological communities and List of threatening processes (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000) [Legislative Instrument].
State Listing Status
WA: Listed as Presumed Extinct (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013 list)
Scientific name Acacia kingiana [13816]
Family Fabaceae:Fabales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Maiden & Blakely
Infraspecies author  
Reference Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 13 (24 Oct. 1927) 19, t. ix.
Distribution map Species Distribution Map not available for this taxon.
Illustrations Google Images

Scientific name: Acacia kingiana

Acacia kingiana was a bushy shrub growing to a height of 3 m. The flower-heads contained 30–40 densely packed yellow flowers. The flowers had five petals and two or three united sepals. The 'leaves' (known as phyllodes, or modified leaf-stalks) were narrow, oblong to lance-like in shape, approximately 10 mm long and 2–3 mm wide. The pods of this species were never observed (ABRS 2007).

Acacia kingiana is known only from the type collection in an area north-east of Wagin, south-west Western Australia. The specimen was collected on 1 September 1923 (ABRS 2007; Western Australia Herbarium 2007).

Acacia kingiana was found in gravelly soil in Wandoo (Eucalyptus wandoo) forest (Brown et al. 1998).

Acacia kingiana had yellow flowers which were visible between August and September (Brown et al. 1998).

The reasons for the decline and extinction of Acacia kingiana are unknown.

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Uncategorised:Uncategorised:threats not specified Acacia kingiana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006n) [Internet].

Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) (2007). Flora of Australia Online: Acacia kingiana Accessed April 5 2007. [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 05-Apr-2007].

Brown, A., C. Thomson-Dans & N. Marchant, eds. (1998). Western Australia's Threatened Flora. Como, Western Australia: Department of Conservation and Land Management.

Western Australian Herbarium (2007). FloraBase: The Western Australian Flora. [Online]. Western Australia, Department of Conservation and Land Management. Available from: [Accessed: 05-Apr-2007].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Acacia kingiana in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:15:58 +1000.