Acaciella glauca, Fam. Mimosaceae
A shrub or small tree 1.5-6m tall, with thornless stems, reddish-brown when young. Previously Acacia curassavica, Acacia glauca.
Prohibited invasive plants
Plants declared invasive under the Biosecurity Act 2014 that are not present in QLD, if found must be reported within 24 hrs.
|Form or habit:||Shrub, Small tree|
Alternate, bipinnate fern-like 45-150mm long with 3-9 pairs of pinnae, each with 6-30 pairs of small leaflets.
|Flower description:||Tiny, fluffy, white or cream, in dense globular heads, similar in appearance to a wattle flower and borne in showy axillary sprays.|
|Fruit description:||Flattened oblong pods, 40-80 x 10-15mm, bright green to brown at maturity and containing 5-8 clearly separated oval brown turgid seeds, 3-5 x 3mm, arranged across the pod.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Isolated infestations known in the Whitsunday area. Sightings must be reported. Care should be taken not to confuse A. glauca with the widely established Leucaena leucocephala. Seeds in contaminated soil on earthmoving machinery, vehicle tyres and animals hooves; floodwaters; seed may germinate after passing through gut of animal, also coppices readily and can sucker from the roots.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|