Coffee, Arabian coffee
Coffea arabica, Fam. Rubiaceae
Shrub or tree to 6m.
Other invasive plants
Invasive plants that are not prohibited or restricted invasive plants, but are known to spread readily and cause negative impacts, within the region.
|Form or habit:||Shrub, Small tree|
Opposite or rarely in whorls of 3, simple, elliptic to obovate, 70-200 x 30-90mm, margins wavy, dark shiny green above, paler beneath, domatia conspicuous; 2-4mm long stipules borne on stem between leaf-stalks.
|Flower description:||White or cream, perfumed, 5-petalled, 18-25mm in diameter, borne in axillary clusters.|
|Fruit description:||Bright red ellipsoid drupes, 12-16 x 10-25mm, with 1-2 green or cream ‘seeds’, 10-14mm long.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: birds and possibly by water. Invades: rainforest. Notes: garden ornamental, and commercial crop in some areas; ‘seeds’ roasted and ground for coffee. Naturalised in rainforests in both North and Southeast Queensland and known to be naturalised in rainforest on lower north-eastern slopes of Mt Jukes where all size classes are common. Not officially recorded and full extent of population not known. Origin apparently from a very early unsuccessful commercial trial in the Mt Jukes valley. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|