Species Profile and Threats Database

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In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Vulnerable as Acacia flocktoniae
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia flocktoniae (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008ai) [Conservation Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, included on the Not Commenced List (1/11/2009).
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] as Acacia flocktoniae.
State Government
    Documents and Websites
NSW:Flockton Wattle - profile (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2005e) [Internet].
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Vulnerable (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): August 2014 list) as Acacia flocktoniae
Scientific name Acacia flocktoniae [3134]
Family Fabaceae:Fabales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Maiden
Infraspecies author  
Reference Maiden, J.H. (1916) Notes on Acacia, (with description of new species), No. 1. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 49(3): 476 [tax. nov.]
Other names Acacia lunata var. crassiuscula [32282]
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images

Acacia flocktoniae is an erect or spreading shrub growing 2-4 m high with golden yellow or creamy white globular flower heads (Orchard & Wilson 2001; Harden 2002).

This species has isolated occurrences from Mt Wilson and Little Hartley south to Yerranderie and Picton, in the Cental Tablelands of NSW (Harden 1991; Benson & McDougall 1996; Orchard & Wilson 2001). Tame (1992) reported the distribution as from near Goulburn to the Warrumbungles, however, later authors such as Harden (1991, 2002) and Orchard & Wilson (2001) report only the more restricted Central Tablelands distribution. Specific cited locations include: Little Hartley, Megalong Valley, Mt Victoria, Kiaramba Ridge, Byrnes Gap (near Yerranderie), Scotts Main Range, Nepean R. and Yerranderie (Benson & McDougall 1996; Orchard & Wilson 2001).

It is conserved in Blue Mts NP (Briggs & Leigh 1996) and Kanangra Boyd NP (RNEDB June 2001).

This species grows in dry sclerophyll forest on low nutrient soils derived from sandstone (Harden 1991; Tame 1992; Orchard & Wilson 2001). Associated species include Acacia stricta and Podolobium ilicifolium. Altitude is 500-1000 m asl, average annual rainfall is 800-1200 mm (Benson & McDougall 1996).

Flowers are borne Jan.-Sept., usually June-Aug. (Harden 1991, 2002; Tame 1992; Benson & McDougall 1996; Orchard & Wilson 2001). Pods are present on the plants in Jan. (Benson & Mc Dougall 1996).

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
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort, Common St John's Wort, Perforate St John's Wort, St John's Grass, St John's Blood, Klamath Weed, Witch's Herb, Devil's Flight, Tipton Weed, Gammock, Goatsbeard, Goatweed, Herb John, Penny John, Rosin Rose, Touch and Heal) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia flocktoniae (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008ai) [Conservation Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia flocktoniae (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008ai) [Conservation Advice].

Benson, D. & L. McDougall (1996). Ecology of Sydney plant species Part 4: Dicotyledon family Fabaceae. Cunninghamia. 4(4):553-756. Sydney: Royal Botanic Gardens.

Briggs, J.D. & J.H. Leigh (1996). Rare or Threatened Australian Plants - Revised Edition. Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing.

Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1991). Flora of New South Wales, Volume Two. Kensington, NSW: University of NSW Press.

Harden, G.J. (ed.) (2002). Flora of New South Wales, Volume Two - rev. edn. University of New South Wales Press, Sydney.

Meredith, L.D. & M.M. Richardson (1990). Rare or Threatened Australian Plant Species in Cultivation in Australia. Report Series No. 15. Page(s) 1-114. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NSW NPWS) (2000). Personal communication. Sydney: NSW NPWS.

Orchard, A.E. & A.J.G. Wilson (eds) (2001). Flora of Australia, Volume 11A, Mimosaceae, Acacia Part 1.

Register of the National Estate Database (RNEDB) (2001). Register of the National Estate Database.

Tame, T. (1992). Acacias of Southeast Australia. Kenthurst, Kangaroo Press.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Acacia flocktoniae in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:22:27 +1000.