Species Profile and Threats Database

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EPBC Act Listing Status Not listed under EPBC Act
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Listing Advice on Acacia guymeri (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013cm) [Listing Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, species delisted from the EPBC Act (23/05/2013).
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 guymeri.
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (117) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2013p) [Legislative Instrument] as Acacia guymeri.
State Listing Status
QLD: Listed as Vulnerable (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list) as Acacia guymeri
Scientific name Acacia guymeri [20972]
Family Fabaceae:Fabales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Tind.
Infraspecies author  
Reference Telopea 1(5): 377 (1978).
Other names Racosperma guymeri [30706]
Distribution map Species Distribution Map not available for this taxon.
Illustrations Google Images

Acacia guymeri was removed from the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 list of threatened species on 23 May 2013

This species resembles A. jackesiana, especially in the size and shape of the phyllodes and the structure of the flowers, but differs in the venation of the phyllode and the extremely open flower spike (Pedley 1987).

Acacia guymeri is a single or multi-stemmed shrub 1.5-2.5 m tall with smooth, silver-grey bark. Its branchlets are slender and angular but soon become terete; younger parts are reddish-brown or sometimes yellowish-red becoming greyish-brown (Tindale 1978).

The species grows in skeletal soils on rocky ridges in disturbed areas and eucalypt woodland (BRI Rare & Threatened Plant Database 2001; Orchard & Wilson 2001a). Commonly associated plants include Eucalyptus cullenii, Lamprolobium fruticosum, and a range of different Eucalyptus and Corymbia species (BRI undated).

Flowers Jan. (Orchard & Wilson 2001a). Mature pods spring open when handled releasing the seeds (BRI undated).

No threats data available.

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

Landsberg, J. & J. Clarkson (2004). Threatened Plants of the Cape York Peninsula: A report to the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage. Brisbane: Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service.

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. (1987). Acacias in Queensland. Brisbane: Department of Primary Industries.

Queensland Herbarium (1997). Biodiversity - rare and endangered plants, Papua - Gladstone Gas Pipline. Qld Herbarium, Dept of Environment, Indooroopilly.

Threatened Species Scientific Committee (2008gw). NON-CURRENT Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia guymeri. [Online]. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Available from:

Tindale, M.D. (1978). Notes on Australia Taxa of Acacia No. 5. Telopea. 1(5):371-386.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Acacia guymeri in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:59:11 +1000.