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Species profile—Acacia baueri subsp. baueri (tiny wattle)


Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → LeguminosaeAcacia baueri subsp. baueri (tiny wattle)

Photo of Acacia baueri subsp. baueri (tiny wattle) - Thomas, R.,QPWS,2002
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Plantae (plants)
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Scientific name
Acacia baueri subsp. baueri Benth.
Common name
tiny wattle
WildNet taxon ID
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Conservation significant
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Pest status
Acacia baueri subsp. baueri is an erect shrub growing to 50cm tall. The branchlets are cylindrical in cross section, hairless or with sparse white hairs and rarely with small wart-like projections. The enlarged section of the stalk is 0.4-0.6mm long. There are 6-8 phyllodes (enlarged part of the leaf stalk taking the form of a leaf) arranged in a circle around the stem. The leaf arrangements are spaced 0.5-2cm apart along the stem. These are straight or recurved in the upper half and measure 0.7-1.6cm long by 0.05-0.1cm wide. They have a longitudinal nerve on each side, are smooth or occasionally have wart-like projections, and are hairless or occasionally with scattered white hairs similar to those on the branchlets.
A. baueri subsp. baueri has heads of 10-15 small yellow flowers on stalks 5-15mm long, with fine hairs at the end of the stalk. Seed pods are long and narrow, measuring 2.5cm long by 0.2-0.3cm wide. They have no stalk, are hairless or have extremely sparse hairs mainly at the base. Seeds are more or less cylindric lengthwise and measure 4-5.5mm by 2-2.5mm. (Maslin et al. 2001; World Wide Wattle 2006; Kodela 2008)
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This subspecies is found in coastal areas from the Burrum Coast just south of Bundaberg, Queensland to north of Botany Bay, New South Wales. (Herbrecs 2008; Kodela 2008)
Distributional limits
-24.777643, 152.498836
-28.1689497, 153.5143978
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Acacia baueri subsp. baueri is found on infertile and often seasonally waterlogged sands in coastal heath (wallum) habitat and adjacent plateaus and low open woodland. (Herbrecs 2008; Kodela 2008)
Little is known on the reproductive biology of Acacia baueri subsp. baueri. It is probably similar to A. baueri, flowering between September and June.
Contributors: Ailsa Holland, Mellisa Mayhew 27/01/2009
Herbrecs (2008) Acacia baueri subsp. baueri, in BriMapper version 2.12. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 24/09/2008.
Kodela, P.G. (2008). Acacia baueri subsp. baueri, in PlantNet: New South Wales Flora Online. National Herbarium of New South Wales. Accessed 18/09/2008.
Maslin, B.R., et al. in Orchard, A.E. & Wilson, A.J.G. (Ed) (2001). Flora of Australia 11A: 342.
World Wide Wattle (2006). Acacia baueri subsp. baueri, in World Wide Wattle online. Accessed 18/09/2008.
Profile author
Ailsa Holland (27/01/2009)

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This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0.

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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