Latz’s Wattle

Category: Flora

Scientific Name:

Acacia latzii

Arrernte Name:

Not confirmed

Conservation Status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Attractive Garden Plant: This nationallylisted threatened species is only known from two range systems in the NT and northern SA. First collected in 1974 by Peter Latz, a prominent botanist in Central Australia and author of Bushfires and Bushtucker, this species grows on silcrete mesas, gravelly hill 22 slopes and along creek lines. The Australian Plants Society Alice Springs has been monitoring populations of Latz’s Wattle in the Bacon Ranges for over a decade. Very slow-growing, this specimen was planted in 1988.