Undoolya Wattle

Category: Flora

Scientific Name:

Acacia undoolyana

Arrernte Name:

Not confirmed

Conservation Status:

Near Threatened (NT)

Attractive Garden Plant: Listed nationally as threatened due to its limited distribution in the East MacDonnell Ranges and its vulnerability to hot summer wildfires. Grows up to 15m high on rocky hill slopes and produces a spectacular floral display around August. Now widely planted in Alice Springs, it is most easily seen in the wild at N’Dhala Gorge Reserve. Like other threatened arid zone wattles, this species does not set viable seed readily in the wild, so the specimens you see here are mostly derived from seed harvested from cultivated plants.