This native tree is commonly known as golden-flowered salwood.
Acacia aulacocarpa is described as a "higher dicot" in the Leguminosae (Caesalpinioideae, mimosoid clade) family.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is classified as Least Concern. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
M.W.McDonald and B.R.Maslin. Australian Systematic Botany, Vol 13, 2000. a relatively uncommon species with a discontinuous distribution in eastern Qld from the Windsor Tablelands to south of Brisbane. Populations tend to be confined to creek banks or run-on sites near rock outcrops. Bright golden flower spikes, generally fairly short, angular twigs for 25cm or so from the tip (ER) Now includes what were var. aulacocarpa and var. fruticosa (Jessup 2003). See, Acacia disparrima subsp. disparrima.
It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census and is listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
Reported at 14 Fraser Coast localities: Booral, Burrum Heads, Burrum River, Craignish, Duckinwilla, Dundowran Beach, Howard, Pacific Haven, Pialba, Point Vernon, River Heads, Sunshine Acres, Toogoom, Urangan.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.