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Acacia parramattensis
Tindale, Fabaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  High risk, score: 9 (Go to the risk assessment)

Common name(s): [more details]

English: Parramatta green wattle, Parramatta wattle, Sydney green wattle

Habit:  tree

Description:  "Trees (shrubby when young) up to 15 m tall; branches glabrous or with scattered hairs.  Leaves bipinnately compound, with 6-14 pairs of pinnae, leaflets 30-44 pairs in all pinnae, linear-oblong, 2-5 mm long, 0.5-0.8 mm wide, with a nectary on the main rachis between or near each pair of pinnae.  Flowers ca. 1.8 mm long, in heads ca. 5 mm in diameter (excl. stamens), these arranged in terminal leafy panicles not exceeding the subtending leaves; corolla pale yellow; stamens ca. 3 mm long.  Pods oblong, laterally flattened, not constructed or constructed in only 1-2 places, 6-11 cm long, 0.4-0.75 cm wide, sutures yellowish, subglabrous.  Seeds ellipsoid, laterally flattened, 4-8 mm llong, 3-6 mm wide."  (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 643).

Habitat/ecology:  "Grows in open forest or woodland, chiefly on shale, also on other formations"  (Flora of Australia online).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  New South Wales, Australia (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 643).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia (Pacific offshore islands)
Norfolk Islands
Norfolk Island introduced
invasive
Orchard, Anthony E., ed. (1994) (p. 9)
"Introduced to the Island by foresters and apparently regenerating where felled". Vouchers cited: R.O. Gardner 5882 (AK), R.O. Gardner 6227 (AK, K)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Moloka‘i Island introduced
invasive
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 643)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
invasive
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 643)
Voucher cited: Rock 2759, BISH
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
Australia (continental) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Australian Capitol Territory
Australia
Australia (continental)
New South Wales native
Australian Biological Resources Study (2013)
New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand (country) introduced
invasive
Webb, C. J./Sykes, W. R./Garnock-Jones, P. J. (1988) (p. 709)
"Waste places, riverbeds, dry hillsides".


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This page was created on 9 FEB 2005 and was last updated on 19 FEB 2013.