Tecoma stans var. stans, Fam. Bignoniaceae
Large dense shrub to medium tree, 2-10m tall, bark initially green and smooth, turning grooved and grey with age.
Restricted invasive plants Category 3
Plants declared invasive under the Biosecurity Act 2014, that are present in QLD. Not to be distributed or disposed of.
|Form or habit:||Shrub, Small tree, Med tree|
Compound, opposite pinnate, 80-250mm long, with 3-9 elliptic lanceolate or ovate leaflets, 70-100 x 18-30mm, pointed at tip; margins serrated; stalk 40-63mm long.
|Flower description:||Bell-shaped with 5 unequal petals, bright yellow with reddish lines in throat, 50-70mm long, borne in showy terminal clusters.|
|Fruit description:||Linear almost round brown capsules, 160-220 x 6-8mm, tapering at both ends and containing many thin seeds, 6-9 x 0.35-0.45mm, with 2 white papery wings.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: wind and garden waste. Invades/threats: Open forests and roadsides. Notes: introduced as a garden ornamental. Small scattered naturalised populations recorded between Dingo Beach and south of Sarina. Category 3 restricted invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act 2014. it must not be given away, sold, or released into the environment without a permit. The Act requires everyone to take all reasonable and practical steps to minimise the risks associated with invasive plants and animals under their control. This is called a general biosecurity obligation (GBO).|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|