Scientific name: Acacia bakeri
Common names: Baker's Wattle, Marblewood, Scrub Wattle, White Marblewood, White Wattle.
Overview: Acacia bakeri occurs in lowland subtropical rainforest and rainforest margins, in volcanic and alluvial soil. Extends from the Brunswick R., N.S.W., to near the Burrum R. in the Maryborough district, Qld. This is probably the largest species of Acacia in Australia. At the time of its discovery, it was recorded as reaching about 50 m in height, but it now rarely exceeds 8 m. Unusual in that seeds may begin to germinate before pods fall from the trees. Because of extensive clearing of rainforests the species is possibly in danger of extinction.