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EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Vulnerable as Acacia ammophila
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia ammophila (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008gf) [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 ammophila.
 
State Listing Status
QLD: Listed as Vulnerable (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list) as Acacia ammophila
Scientific name Acacia ammophila [3763]
Family Fabaceae:Fabales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Pedley
Infraspecies author  
Reference Austrobaileya 1(2): 197, adnot. (1978).
Other names Racosperma ammophilum [49880]
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.

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Acacia ammophila is a tree growing to 6 m tall with furrowed, dark grey bark (Pedley 1978; Orchard & Wilson 2001a).

This species is restricted to south-western Qld, where it is known from two disjunct localties about 250 km apart near Thargomindah and Adavale in the Warrego District. The first area is in Lake Bindegolly NP, approx. 32 km east of Thargomindah. The species is believed to extend approx. 50 km out from the park area. The second occurrence is approx. 32 km east of Adavale and extends to Hell Hole Gorge NP approx. 30 km further to the north-west (BRI undated; Environment Australia & Qld Environmental Protection Agency n.dat; Orchard & Wilson 2001a).

There is no quantitative information on population sizes. Anecdotal evidence is that the species is at very low densities occurring as scattered individuals in the Adavale-Hell Hole Gorge area. In the Lake Bindegolly area the species is at higher densities forming well developed stands (Dollery 2001). Seedling numbers of this species have increased in Lake Bindegolly NP since stock have been excluded from the Park (Handley 2001).

In the field it resembles A. cana Maiden but it differs from this and other species of the Microneurae group in having flat pods distinctly contracted between the seeds (Pedley 1978).

East of Thargomindah it occurs on sandy red earth on the lower slopes of dunes and on surrounding areas with A. aneura. East of Adavale it occurs on heavier alluvial soil with A. calcicola. In Hell Hole Gorge NP it grows in A. cambagei low open woodland on alluvial red sandy clay soils (Pedley 1978; BRI undated).

Flowers have been recorded in Mar. and May to July; fruits mature in Oct. and Nov. (BRI undated; Pedley 1978).

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
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Agriculture and Aquaculture:Land clearing, habitat fragmentation and/or habitat degradation Acacia ammophila in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006t) [Internet].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Acacia ammophila in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006t) [Internet].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Habitat alteration (vegetation, soil, hydrology) due to trampling and grazing by livestock Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia ammophila (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008gf) [Conservation Advice].
Biological Resource Use:Gathering Terrestrial Plants:Recreational harvest Acacia ammophila in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006t) [Internet].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Climate Change and Severe Weather:Climate change altering atmosphere/hydrosphere temperatures, rainfall patterns and/or frequency of severe weather events Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia ammophila (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008gf) [Conservation Advice].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Droughts:Drought Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia ammophila (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008gf) [Conservation Advice].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:camping Acacia ammophila in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006t) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Capra hircus (Goat) Acacia ammophila in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006t) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Sus scrofa (Pig) Acacia ammophila in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006t) [Internet].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Alteration of hydrological regimes and water quality Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia ammophila (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008gf) [Conservation Advice].
Pollution:Pollution:Changes to water and sediment flows leading to erosion, siltation and pollution Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia ammophila (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008gf) [Conservation Advice].
Pollution:Pollution:Deterioration of water and soil quality (contamination and pollution) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia ammophila (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008gf) [Conservation Advice].
Residential and Commercial Development:Residential and Commercial Development:Habitat modification (clearance and degradation) due to urban development Acacia ammophila in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006t) [Internet].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads Acacia ammophila in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006t) [Internet].

Dollery, C. (2001). BRI file No. 900A, email in Queensland Herbarium files.

Environment Australia & Qld Environmental Protection Agency (n.dat.). Rare and Threatened Species and Plant Communities of the Mulga Lands. EA; Qld Dept of Environment.

Handley, M. (2001). BRI file No. 900A, email in Queensland Herbarium files.

Orchard, A.E. & A.J.G. Wilson, eds. (2001a). Flora of Australia, Volume 11B, Mimosaceae, Acacia Part 2. In: Flora of Australia. Canberra, ACT: ABRS & CSIRO.

Pedley, L. (1978). A Revision of Acacia Mill. in Queensland. Austrobaileya. 1(2):75-234.

Queensland Herbarium (2008b). Unpublished data.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Acacia ammophila in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:28:50 +1000.