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Threatened species

Acacia pendula population in the Hunter catchment - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Acacia pendula - endangered population
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered Population
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 29 Apr 2005
Profile last updated: 20 Oct 2020


A disjunct population of fewer than 1000 individuals that occurs in the Hunter Valley at the eastern distributional limit of the species' range.

The trees are erect or spreading 5-13 m high with a pendulous habit. Their bark is hard, fissured, dark grey to black. Phyllodes are narrowly elliptic, straight to recurved, 5-14 cm long, and 4-10 mm wide with an innoculous apex. Inflorescences 2-7 headed racemes. Flowers light golden.


The species occurs on the western slopes, western plains and far western plains of NSW, and south into Victoria and north into Queensland.

This Hunter population is known to occur naturally as far east as Warkworth, and extends northwest to Muswellbrook and to the west of Muswellbrook at Wybong. Only recorded to date at 6 locations: Jerrys Plains, Edderton, Wybong, Appletree Creek, Warkworth and Appletree Flat. These locations occur within the Muswellbrook and Singleton Local Government Areas, with the population potentially also occurring within the Mid-Western Regional and Upper Hunter LGA's.

The stand at Jerrys Plains is part of the community known as "Weeping Myall - Coobah - Scrub Wilga Shrubland of the Hunter Valley". This is listed under Commonwealth legislation as a "Critically Endangered Ecological Community".

Habitat and ecology

  • Within the Hunter catchment the species typically occurs on heavy soils, sometimes on the margins of small floodplains, but also in more undulating locations.
  • It is not known to occur within any conservation areas.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Brigalow Belt SouthLiverpool Range Predicted Within Hunter River Catchment
Brigalow Belt SouthPilliga Predicted Within Hunter River Catchment
NSW North CoastEllerston Known Within Hunter River Catchment
NSW North CoastUpper Hunter Known Within Hunter River Catchment
Sydney BasinHunter Known Within Hunter River Catchment
Sydney BasinKerrabee Known Within Hunter River Catchment
Sydney BasinYengo Known None