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Acacia ammophila
Conservation status

Vulnerable (EPBC Act)
Scientific classification
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Occurrence data from AVH

Racosperma ammophilum (Pedley) Pedley

Acacia ammophila is a tree or shrub belonging to the genus Acacia. It is native to Queensland.


Acacia ammophila is a tree growing to 6 m. Its dark grey bark is furrowed. The phyllodes are linear and 10–20 cm long by 2.5–6 mm wide and acute with a dense silvery appressed covering which is sparse on the older phyllodes. There are numerous closely parallel obscure nerves. The inflorescences consist of 2–4-headed racemes with the raceme axes being 1–4 mm long and also covered in dense hairs, on hairy peduncles which are 7–12 mm long. The golden heads are globular with 25–40 flowers and are 5 mm in diameter. The flowers consist of five parts. The pods are straight and up to 20 cm long by 4–8 mm wide. The oblong , dull, dark seeds are longitudinal with a minute aril.


It has been found only in southern inland Queensland, from near Adavale and near Thargomindah on the slopes of red sand dunes and on alluvial soils in open shrubland.


It was first described by Leslie Pedley in 1978.

Conservation status

It has been listed as "vulnerable" under Australian environmental protection laws.

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