This introduced shrub is commonly known as zig-zag wattle.
Acacia macradenia is described as a "dicot" in the Leguminosae 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.
Probably introduced to Fraser Coast sites where reported. Naturalised in Wide Bay district. Native in other parts of Queensland (Queensland Flora Census 2022).
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 3 Fraser Coast localities: Craignish, Duckinwilla, Tinnanbar.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.