Acacia bakeri

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. bakeri
Binomial name
Acacia bakeri
Maiden

Acacia bakeri, known as the marblewood, is one of the largest of all acacias, growing to 40 metres tall. It is a long-lived climax rainforest tree from eastern Australia. Unlike most acacias, fire is not required for seed germination. This tree is considered vulnerable to extinction. Its former habitat is lowland sub tropical rainforest which has been mostly cleared in the 19th and 20th century.

The natural range of distribution is from Brunswick Heads in north eastern New South Wales to Maryborough, Queensland.

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