Murraya paniculata ‘Exotica’, Fam. Rutaceae
A shrub to small tree, often multi-stemmed, grey bark becoming fissured with age.
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|
Compound, alternate pinnate, 60-120mm long, leaflets 5-10 dark green elliptic to obovate, 10-90 x 5-60mm, smelling of citrus when crushed.
|Flower description:||White 5-petalled, 20-40mm wide, borne in terminal and axillary sprays; similar in appearance and perfume to citrus flowers.|
|Fruit description:||Fleshy berries, orange or red when ripe, 8-20 x 10mm, each containing 1-2 cream or brown seeds.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||South east Asia|
|Notes:||Spread by: birds and garden waste. Invades/threats: creek bank communities, open forest and rainforest. Notes: garden escapee. Used extensively in landscaping and now widely naturalised. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|