Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Acacia aulacocarpa
Species Authority: A.Cunn ex Benth.
Taxonomic Notes: Recently transferred to Racosperma aulacocarpum (A. Cunn. ex Benth.) Pedley.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Eddowes, P.J.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:In New Guinea, this tree is restricted to Digul District in Irian Jaya and the Oriomo River area in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. More information is needed on subpopulations in eastern and northern Australia.
Countries occurrence:
Australia; Indonesia (Papua); Papua New Guinea
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Savannah and monsoon forest up to an altitude of 50 m.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Part of the range is subject to logging. Continued exploitation and habitat destruction have reduced the number of mature individuals and, if not halted, will render the species as a whole vulnerable.

Classifications [top]

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
5. Biological resource use -> 5.3. Logging & wood harvesting -> 5.3.5. Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

7. Natural system modifications -> 7.1. Fire & fire suppression -> 7.1.3. Trend Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

Bibliography [top]

Eddowes, P.J. 1997. Completed data collection forms for New Guinea.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Eddowes, P.J. 1998. Acacia aulacocarpa. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38360A10113765. . Downloaded on 05 October 2015.
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