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Threatened species

North Brother Wattle - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Acacia courtii
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 01 Dec 2017


The North Brother Wattle is a tall shrub or weeping tree 7 - 20 m high. The bark is smooth and grey when young and later becomes black and furrowed. Small branches are a maroon brown colour. The leaves are dull green and narrow, up to 18 cm long, and have a small gland on the leaf edge just above the stem. From late spring to mid-summer spikes of pale yellow globular flowers are produced followed by straight or curved, narrow woody pods up to 18 cm long.


The North Brother Wattle is found only in the Laurieton district on the north coast of NSW, occurring on North Brother, Middle Brother and South Brother Mountains.

Habitat and ecology

  • North Brother Wattle usually grows on steep, dry, rocky slopes and in mixed dry forest on shallow soils, often under a canopy of White Mahogany and Grey Gum.
  • Flowers from November to January

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW North CoastMacleay Hastings Known Queens Lake (Laurieton) to Johns River