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Threatened species

Marblewood - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Acacia bakeri
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 17 Nov 2000
Profile last updated: 17 Sep 2019


Marblewood is a tree of 5 – 30 m with wrinkled bark and a rounded canopy that is much darker and denser than that of most wattles. Its curved leaves are broad and dark green, with three to four prominent longitudinal veins, and thickened veins around the edges. The flower heads are small, round, and pale or golden yellow, and are followed by large bunches of flat, brown seed-pods containing several black seeds.


Restricted to coastal south-east Queensland and north-east NSW, where it occurs north from Mullumbimby. Most plants are on private property.

Habitat and ecology

  • Marblewood grows in or near lowland subtropical rainforest, in adjacent eucalypt forest and in regrowth of both.
  • It usually occurs in the understorey but may occur as a large canopy tree.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Other StateQLD Known None
South Eastern QueenslandBurringbar-Conondale Ranges Known None
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known Within Mt Jerusalem National Park or within a 10 km buffer around this National Park
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Predicted None