|Common Name(s)||Flat-Stemmed Wattle|
|Family||Fabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae|
"Shrub or tree to 5 m high." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)
"Grows in sand, gravel and loam, usually over sandstone, in dry sclerophyll forest and heath." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)
We also observe Acacia complanata on exposed saprolites, often kaolinised, where the parent rocks were metamorphics. In these poor situtations there is very little competition from grasses. It may form stands of reasonable proportions.
Acacia complanata is an interesting and eye-catching wattle especially when recovering from fire. It has much potential in rehabilitation. Unfortunately the supply of its seed is adversley affected by limitation of water in the drier parts of its range and by moths whose larvae predate heavily on the seed in the coastal parts of its range. Inflorescences are globular and a rich golden colour.
"Widespread, occurring in south-eastern Qld from the Jericho area E to Bundaberg, also SE to N.S.W. on the Dumaresq R. and northern coastal parts S to Coffs Harbour." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)
WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed on June 27, 2019]