"Small ±glaucous tree to 6 m;..." (Flora of Australia)
"Occurs in dry open mixed forest, at edge of Brigalow scrub and in deserts, in various soils." (Flora of Australia)
Atalaya hemiglauca is a drought tolerant tree and may set excellent seed crops in very dry seasons. It is used in reasonable quantities for mine rehabilitation in Queensland although its relatively short viability period does restrict the quantities deemed an appropriate risk in storage. The seed is very simply harvested, being produced either in its pure form or still contained in the winged samaras. Each samara contains a single seed. Where samaras are to be sown, rehabilitation operators should check that the spreading equipment can distribute samaras without clogging.
"Occurs in all States except Vic. and Tas." (Flora of Australia)
Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [Date Accessed: 27th Sept 2019] http://www.ausflora.org.au