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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 recurvata
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia recurvata (Recurved Wattle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008hd) [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 recurvata.
 
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 recurvata.
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
WA:Western Australian Wildlife Management Program No. 28. Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Moora District (Patrick, S.J. & A.P. Brown, 2001) [State Species Management Plan].
State Listing Status
WA: Listed as Vulnerable (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013) as Acacia recurvata
Scientific name Acacia recurvata [64825]
Family Fabaceae:Fabales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author R.Cowan & Maslin
Infraspecies author  
Reference Nuytsia 12(3): 432 (1999)
Other names Acacia recurvata R.Cowan & Maslin ms. [67432]
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 Recurved Wattle is a dense domed much-branched shrub 0.5-2.5 m high and 1-3 m across (Cowan & Maslin 1999; Orchard & Wilson 2001a) with paired golden globular flower heads (Brown et al. 1998).

This species is restricted to the Coorow-Three Springs area, Moora District, SW WA (Orchard & Wilson 2001a; Patrick & Brown 2001). It is known from two populations over a 45 km geographic range (Brown et al. 1998; Patrick & Brown 2001). The species is reserved in Dookanooka NR (Orchard & Wilson 2001a).

Summary of populations as in Patrick & Brown (2001):

Population No. & LocationShire Land StatusDate surveyedNumber of plantsCondition
1. SW of Three SpringsThree SpringsNature reserve22.10.199270+Good
2. N of Coorow CarnamahShire road verge & private property 19.9.1991100 est.Partly disturbed

Acacia recurvata is superficially similar to Acacia vittata (Cowan & Maslin 1999).

This species grows in sandy clay and hard granitic clay-loam, on or near breakaways in Melaleuca uncinata shrubland, or in Eucalyptus wandoo open woodland along watercourses (Cowan & Maslin 1999; Paczkowska & Chapman 2000; Orchard & Wilson 2001a).

Flowers are borne June-July (Brown et al. 1998; Cowan & Maslin 1999; Patrick & Brown 2001). Young pods have been collected in Sept. (Patrick & Brown 2001). Mature pods have been collected in Oct. (Cowan & Maslin 1999).

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 Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia recurvata (Recurved Wattle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008hd) [Conservation Advice].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Loss and/or fragmentation of habitat and/or subpopulations Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia recurvata (Recurved Wattle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008hd) [Conservation Advice].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Acacia recurvata in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006ar) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia recurvata (Recurved Wattle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008hd) [Conservation Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation caused by marine invertebrates 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 Acacia recurvata in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006ar) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Predation, competition, habitat degradation and/or spread of pathogens by introduced species 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) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Acacia recurvata (Recurved Wattle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008hd) [Conservation Advice].

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

Cowan, R.S. & B.R. Maslin (1999). Acacia miscellany 17. Miscellaneous taxa and lectotypifications in Western Australian Acacia, mostly section Plurinerves (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae). Nuytsia. 12(3):413-452.

CSIRO Plant Industry & Threatened Species Unit (1999). National Threatened Flora Database (NTFD).

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.

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.

Patrick, S.J. & A.P. Brown (2001). Western Australian Wildlife Management Program No. 28. Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Moora District. [Online]. Perth, Western Australia: Department of Conservation and Land Management. Available from: http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/plants-and-animals/threatened-species-and-communities/threatened-plants.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Acacia recurvata in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:50:29 +1000.