Mickey Mouse plant, ochna
Ochna serrulata, Fam. Ochanacea
Shrub to about 2m, branches covered in corky lenticels.
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|
Alternate simple elliptic to oblong, 20-50 x 7-20mm, almost stalkless, margins finely toothed, dark glossy green; new growth has bronze tinge.
|Flower description:||Yellow 5-petalled, about 20mm in diameter, borne singly or in small axillary groups on short stems, 9-13mm long; perfumed.|
Black, Green, Red
|Fruit description:||Green becoming black, one-seeded fleshy drupes to 8mm long, up to 6 clustered on bright red fleshy calyx.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: birds and garden waste. Invades/threats: creek banks, littoral forests, rainforest and disturbed areas. Forms dense thickets out competing native vegetation. Notes: garden escapee. Small, scattered naturalised populations in this region. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|