Peltophorum pterocarpum, Fam. Caesalpinaceae
Deciduous, or more-often semi-deciduous here, spreading tree to 15m high, dense crown; rusty coloured branchlets and new growth. Previously Peltophorum ferrugineum.
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:||Med tree|
Compound, alternate bipinnate, 200-400mm, 7-15 pairs of secondary pinnae to 120mm long, each having 7-15 pairs of stalkless, oblong leaflets, dark green above, paler below.
|Flower description:||Somewhat orchid-like, bright yellow with rusty hairy central region, 20-40mm diameter; borne on large terminal rusty-hairy sprays to 600mm long, grape-like perfume. Buds also rusty hairy.|
Black, Brown, Grey
|Fruit description:||Dark brown to grey-black, smooth woody indehiscent flattish pods, 50-75 x 15-28mm, with winged margins contain 1-4 pale brown oblong seeds, about 8 x 4mm. Pods may eventually split lengthways.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Northern Territory, Asia|
|Notes:||Spread by: unopened pods spread by wind and water; also spread in garden waste and forest mulch. Invades/threats: coastal plains and vine thickets, seasonally inundated areas, tidal flats. Notes: widely planted as an ornamental tree in streets and parks. Known to be in beach scrub on Goorganga Plains, Melaleuca forest in Slade Point Reserve and numerous young plants are within tidal reach in Sandfly Creek Reserve. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|