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Threatened species

Gosford Wattle, Hurstville and Kogarah Local Government Areas - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Acacia prominens - endangered population
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered Population
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 29 Sep 1998
Profile last updated: 12 Jul 2019


An erect or spreading tree, 4 - 18 m high. Phyllodes (leaves) straight or almost sickle-shaped, 3 - 5 cm long, 8 - 12 mm wide, midvein prominent, lateral veins conspicuous, apex acute to obtuse with a point; 1 gland along margin; pulvinus (swelling at base of petiole) < 2 mm long. Heads 8 - 15-flowered, pale yellow to white or golden yellow, 10 - 25 on an extended axillary inflorescence. Pod papery or leathery, 5 - 8 cm long, 10 - 20 mm wide, usually light brown.


Occurs at a few sites along the railway line at Penshurst, at Carss Bush Park, Carss Park and there is an unconfirmed siting at Oatley Park, Oatley. This population is disjunct from other populations (Hunter Valley to Gosford region) and at the southern limit of the range of the species.

Habitat and ecology

  • Grows in open situations on clayey or sandy soils.
  • Flowers from July to September and pods are produced in September-October.
  • Pollination of Acacia flowers is usually by insects and birds.
  • Acacia species generally have high seed dormancy and long-lived persistent soil seedbanks. Seeds are bird and/or ant dispersed.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinCumberland Known LGAs listed in the Determination (inclusive of Georges River LGA)
Sydney BasinPittwater Predicted LGAs listed in the Determination (inclusive of Georges River LGA)
Sydney BasinSydney Cataract Known LGAs listed in the Determination (inclusive of Georges River LGA)