Acacia farnesiana, Fam. Mimosaceae
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|
Compound, alternate, ferny bipinnate with 1-6 pairs of pinnae and 5-20 pairs of narrow rounded, yellowish green to green leaflets, 4-8mm long. Spiny stipules 2-45mm long.
|Flower description:||Fluffy golden yellow to orange in globular heads about 10mm wide, borne in axillary groups of 1-3; fragrant.|
|Fruit description:||Cylindrical, somewhat inflated, dark brown or black indehiscent woody pods, 40-85 x 9-17mm, persist on plants over a long period. Seeds black and surrounded by pith.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Tropical America, Asia, Africa|
|Notes:||Invades/Threats: waterways, trampled areas around stock watering sites, uncultivated pastures where it can form thickets hindering mustering, roadsides and unmanaged land, particularly on heavy soils in drier areas. Notes: probably a pre-European introduction to Australia and now widely naturalised. To date has seldom been recorded in this region; some plants found in the northern reaches of Whitsunday catchment and at Andergrove. Young pods and accessible foliage eaten by stock. Pods roasted and eaten by Aboriginies. Cultivated overseas to manufacture perfumes.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|