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Acacia siculiformis


Acacia siculiformisdagger wattle

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Magnoliopsida (dicots), Fabales, Fabaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: rare
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Not listed
Found in Tasmania and elsewhere
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Acacia siculiformis (dagger wattle) is a shrub which in Tasmania occurs near watercourses and in dry, rocky situations within sclerophyll forest. It mostly occurs in a band from the centre of the State to the East Coast but unvouchered records from the north east require verification. About 30 subpopulations have been recorded though fewer than 20 are supported by herbarium specimens. Available data suggests that subpopulations are small, with the total number of plants likely to be considerably fewer than 5,000 with an area of occupancy less than 5 ha, putting the species at risk from inadvertent or chance events. Other threats include dam construction, and while forestry operations may result in minor losses, the associated disturbance may trigger recruitment from soil-stored seed. The species would benefit from management of cumulative losses, and disturbance that allows recruitment leading to supplementation of the soil seed store.

No species management profile is currently available for this species. Check the Further Information section on this page and any relevant Activity Advice.

Key Points

  • Important: Is this species in your area? Do you need a permit? Ensure you’ve covered all the issues by checking the Planning Ahead page.
  • Important: Different threatened species may have different requirements. For any activity you are considering, read the Activity Advice pages for background information and important advice about managing around the needs of multiple threatened species.


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To ensure you follow the law - check whether your survey requires a permit. Always report any new records to the Natural Values Atlas, or send the information direct to the Threatened Species Section. Refer to the Activity Advice: Surveying page for background information.

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  • This shrub flowers in spring and early summer. Most herbarium specimens have been collected from September to December. While flowers are necessary to confirm identification, the species can be distinguished by its leaves and colour.
  • In Tasmania, Acacia siculiformis is found near watercourses and in dry, rocky situations within sclerophyll forest.

Helping the species

Cutting or clearing trees or vegetation






Changing water flow / quality

Use of chemicals


Further information

​Check also for listing statement or notesheet pdf above (below the species image)​.

​​Cite as: Threatened Species Section (). (): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link. ​ ​Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania. Accessed on .

Contact details: Threatened Species Section, Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania​, GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7001. Phone (1300 368 550).

Permit: A permit is required under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 to 'take' (which includes kill, injure, catch, damage, destroy and collect), keep, trade in or process any specimen or products of a listed species. Additional permits may also be required under other Acts or regulations to take, disturb or interfere with any form of wildlife or its products, (e.g. dens, nests, bones). This may also depend on the tenure of the land and other agreements relating to its management. ​​​​​