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Species Profile and Threats Database


For information to assist proponents in referral, environmental assessments and compliance issues, refer to the Policy Statements and Guidelines (where available), the Conservation Advice (where available) or the Listing Advice (where available).
 
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 Endangered as Acacia rhamphophylla
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans Fitzgerald Biosphere Recovery Plan: A Landscape Approach to Threatened Species and Ecological Communities Recovery and Biodiversity Conservation (Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation (WA DEC), 2012) [Recovery Plan] as Acacia rhamphophylla.
 
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 rhamphophylla.
 
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (11/04/2007) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2007f) [Legislative Instrument] as Acacia rhamphophylla.
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
WA:Declared Rare & Poorly Known Flora in the Albany District. Western Australian wildlife management program no. 20 (Robinson, C.J. & D.J. Coates, 1995) [State Action Plan].
State Listing Status
WA: Listed as Critically Endangered (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013 list) as Acacia rhamphophylla
Scientific name Acacia rhamphophylla [64659]
Family Fabaceae:Fabales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Maslin
Infraspecies author  
Reference Nuytsia 12(3): 389 (1999).
Other names Acacia rhamphophylla Maslin ms. [67392]
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

The Kundip Wattle is an open spreading shrub (Orchard & Wilson 2001) to 0.7 m high (Robinson & Coates 1995; Brown et al. 1998), and 0.4-1.1 m wide (Maslin 1999) with globular yellow flower heads (Brown et al. 1998; Maslin 1999; Paczkowska & Chapman 2000).

This species is endemic to the Ravensthorpe Range, near Kundip, Albany district, SW WA (Robinson & Coates 1995; Brown et al. 1998; Maslin 1999; Orchard & Wilson 2001). It has been collected twice, both times from near Kundip. Despite extensive surveys in similar habitats, it is still only known from one population (Brown et al. 1998).

It occurs on vacant crown land, at least some of which is under a mining lease. There were over 100 plants in 1992 (Robinson & Coates 1995).

This species grows on well-drained rocky or sandy clay slopes in open mallee scrub (Brown et al. 1998; Maslin 1999; Paczkowska & Chapman 2000; Orchard & Wilson 2001). Most plants are concentrated along a drainage line, but some are found further upslope. Plants are mostly confined to disturbed partly bare areas on comparatively steep slopes in long unburnt bushland; and on or near contact between serpentine and banded iron formations (Brown et al. 1998).

Fowers are borne Aug.-Sept. (Brown et al. 1998; Maslin 1999; Paczkowska & Chapman 2000). Mature pods have been collected early Dec. (Maslin 1999).

The species is likely to be a disturbance opportunist (Brown et al. 1998).

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
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 National Recovery Plan for Kundip Wattle Acacia rhamphophylla (Hartley, R. & S. Barrett , 2008d) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Acacia rhamphophylla in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006z) [Internet].
National Recovery Plan for Kundip Wattle Acacia rhamphophylla (Hartley, R. & S. Barrett , 2008d) [Recovery Plan].
Energy Production and Mining:Mining and Quarrying:Habitat damage caused by exploration drilling National Recovery Plan for Kundip Wattle Acacia rhamphophylla (Hartley, R. & S. Barrett , 2008d) [Recovery Plan].
Energy Production and Mining:Mining and Quarrying:Habitat destruction, disturbance and/or modification due to mining activities Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Acacia rhamphophylla in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006z) [Internet].
Energy Production and Mining:Mining and Quarrying:Habitat modification through open cut mining/quarrying activities National Recovery Plan for Kundip Wattle Acacia rhamphophylla (Hartley, R. & S. Barrett , 2008d) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit, European Rabbit) Kundip Wattle (Acacia rhamphophylla), Interim Recovery Plan 1997-2000 (Stack, G., Holland, E., Kershaw, K & Brown, A., 1997) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Vegetation and habitat loss caused by dieback Phytophthora cinnamomi Threat abatement plan for disease in natural ecosystems caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2009w) [Threat Abatement Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Presence of pathogens and resulting disease Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Acacia rhamphophylla in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006z) [Internet].
National Recovery Plan for Kundip Wattle Acacia rhamphophylla (Hartley, R. & S. Barrett , 2008d) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate prescribed regimes and/or vegetation management to control fire regimes Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals National Recovery Plan for Kundip Wattle Acacia rhamphophylla (Hartley, R. & S. Barrett , 2008d) [Recovery Plan].

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

Maslin, B.R. (1999). Acacia miscellany 16. The taxonomy of fifty-five species of Acacia, primarily Western Australia, in section Phyllodineae (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae). Nuytsia. 12(3):311-411.

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

Paczkowska, G. & A.R. Chapman (2000). The Western Australian Flora, A Descriptive Catalogue. The Wildflower Society of Western Australia (Inc.), the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Conservation and Land Management and the Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority.

Robinson, C.J. & D.J. Coates (1995). Declared Rare & Poorly Known Flora in the Albany District. Western Australian wildlife management program no. 20. [Online]. Como, Western Australia: Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Department of Conservation and Land Management. Available from: http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/plants-and-animals/threatened-species-and-communities/threatened-plants.

Stack, G., Holland, E., Kershaw, K & Brown, A. (1997). Kundip Wattle (Acacia rhamphophylla), Interim Recovery Plan 1997-2000. Perth: WA CALM.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Acacia rhamphophylla in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Wed, 3 Sep 2014 16:10:20 +1000.