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Acacia dangarensis - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Acacia dangarensis
Conservation status in NSW: Critically Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 25 Nov 2005
Profile last updated: 12 Jul 2019


Acacia dangarensis is a small tree that grows up to 10 metres. Young bark is smooth and grey, and later becomes fissured and blackish at the base. The phyllodes (wattle ‘leaves’) are frond-like with 2-6 fronds per phyllode with 14-30 pin-like ‘leaves’ on each frond 4-9 mm long. The golden-yellow flowers are produced in sprays from August to September. Each spray has 12-26 heads.


Acacia dangarensis is endemic to NSW and confined to the summit and surrounding slopes of Mount Dangar south of Merriwa, within Goulburn River National Park. The total population size of Acacia dangarensis is estimated to be of the order of 1750 plants extending over an area of about 70 hectares. It is not known to occur in any other location despite considerable survey around the Hunter district in recent years

Habitat and ecology

  • Acacia dangarensis occurs in pure stands or as a co-dominant tree in sclerophyll woodland on the edge of dry rainforest on basalt and basalt colluvium.

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinKerrabee Known mt Dangar region, within the Goulburn River National Park and adjacent freehold lands