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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 subflexuosa subsp. capillata
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, this species had a recovery plan in force at the time the legislation provided for the Minister to decide whether or not to have a recovery plan (19/2/2007).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans Hairy-Stemmed Zig-Zag Wattle (Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008 (Harris, A. & A. Brown, 2003) [Recovery Plan] as Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata.
 
Other EPBC Act Plans Threat abatement plan for competition and land degradation by rabbits (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2008adh) [Threat Abatement Plan].
 
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 subflexuosa subsp. capillata.
 
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 subflexuosa subsp. capillata.
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
WA:Threatened flora of the Western Central Wheatbelt (Collins, J., 2009) [State Species Management Plan].
State Listing Status
WA: Listed as Critically Endangered (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013 list) as Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata
Scientific name Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata [64828]
Family Fabaceae:Fabales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author  
Infraspecies author R.S.Cowan & Maslin
Reference Cowan, R.S. & Maslin, B.R. (1999) Nuytsia 12(3): 443
Other names Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata R.S.Cowan & Maslin ms. [67433]
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
http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/14146

Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata is a rounded shrub to 30 cm (Brown et al. 1998) with golden globular flower heads (Orchard & Wilson 2001a).

This species is known only from S of Cunderdin, SW WA (Orchard & Wilson 2001a); E and N of the typical subspecies A. subflexuosa subsp. subflexuosa (Cowan & Maslin 1999). The single population is at Rabbit Rd, in a Road Reserve, SSE of Cunderdin (Mollemans et al. 1993). Nine plants were found in two subpopulations on weedy road reserves (Brown et al. 1998).

This species grows in grey sand with laterite, amongst scrub heath vegetation (Brown et al. 1998). It may occur in association with Hakea aculeata and Daviesia oxylobium (Mollemans et al. 1993).

Flowers are borne Sept.- Nov. (Brown et al. 1998; Cowan & Maslin 1999). Pods with seeds have not been seen (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 Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Hairy-Stemmed Zig-Zag Wattle (Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008 (Harris, A. & A. Brown, 2003) [Recovery Plan].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Hairy-Stemmed Zig-Zag Wattle (Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008 (Harris, A. & A. Brown, 2003) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Hairy-Stemmed Zig-Zag Wattle (Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008 (Harris, A. & A. Brown, 2003) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit, European Rabbit) Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Hairy-Stemmed Zig-Zag Wattle (Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008 (Harris, A. & A. Brown, 2003) [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].
Hairy-Stemmed Zig-Zag Wattle (Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008 (Harris, A. & A. Brown, 2003) [Recovery Plan].
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].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition, predation and/or habitat degradation by kangaroos and wallabies Hairy-Stemmed Zig-Zag Wattle (Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008 (Harris, A. & A. Brown, 2003) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Alteration of hydrological regimes and water quality 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) Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Hairy-Stemmed Zig-Zag Wattle (Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008 (Harris, A. & A. Brown, 2003) [Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Hairy-Stemmed Zig-Zag Wattle (Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008 (Harris, A. & A. Brown, 2003) [Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Poor recruitment (regeneration) and declining population numbers Hairy-Stemmed Zig-Zag Wattle (Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008 (Harris, A. & A. Brown, 2003) [Recovery Plan].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Transportation and Service Corridors:Road and rail maintenance works Hairy-Stemmed Zig-Zag Wattle (Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008 (Harris, A. & A. Brown, 2003) [Recovery Plan].

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

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.

Meredith, L.D. & M.M. Richardson (1990). Rare or Threatened Australian Plant Species in Cultivation in Australia. Report Series No. 15. Page(s) 1-114. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Mollemans, F.H., P.H. Brown & D.J. Coates (1993). Declared rare flora and other plants in need of special protection in the Merredin District (excluding the Wongan-Ballidu Shire). Western Australia Department of Conservation and Land Management.

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.

Roberts, P. (1998). Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata Interim Recovery Plan 1999-2001. WATSCU, CALM. WATSCU, CALM.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:09:49 +1000.