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Acaciella glauca
(L.) L. Rico, Fabaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Other Latin names:  Acacia curassavica Britton & Killip) Stehlé; Acaciella curassavica Britton & Killip

Common name(s): [more details]

Chinese: hui he huan

English: redwood, wata pana, wild dividivi

French: amourette

Habit:  tree

Description:  "Shrub to 2 m tall, unarmed, branches sparsely pubescent to glabrate. Stipules linear-lanceolate 2-3 mm long, petioles 2 cm long, normally eglandular; pinnae 5-6 pairs, 3-6 cm long, leaflets 10-30 pairs, broadly oblong or oblong-ovate, 4-8 mm long, 2 mm wide, obtuse at apex, obtusely asymmetrical at base, subglabrous or lightly pubescent. Peduncles axillary, 2 cm long, heads short-racemose to subglobose, pedicels to 1 mm long. Legume oblong 5-6 cm long, 1 cm wide, flat, thin, tapered to a stipitate base, obtuse and apiculate at apex; seeds transverse, oval, 3-5 mm long, 3 mm wide, turgid, brown." (Howard, 1988; p. 339)

"...an unarmed shrub or small tree 1.5-6 m high... The corolla and filaments are white, and the fruits are brown, with 5-8 seeds 3-5 x 3 mm" (Smith, 1985; pp. 70-71).

Habitat/ecology:  In Fiji, cultivated near sea level (Smith, 1985; pp. 70-71).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Curaçao, Bonaire, and some of the Lesser Antilles as far north as Guadeloupe (Smith, 1985; pp. 70-71).  "Southern Central America and on many West Indian islands, in particular on Curaçao and Barbados"  (Hanum &Van der Maesen, 1997; p. 59).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Cook Islands
Southern Cook Islands
Ma‘uke Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Space, James C./Flynn, Tim (2002) (p. 6)
Voucher: Flynn 7068 (PTBG, AD, NY, US)
Cook Islands
Southern Cook Islands
Ma‘uke Island   National Tropical Botanical Garden (U.S.A. Hawaii. Kalaheo.) (2002) (voucher ID: PTBG 377)
Taxon name on voucher: Acacia curassavica
Cook Islands
Southern Cook Islands
Ma‘uke Island   National Tropical Botanical Garden (U.S.A. Hawaii. Kalaheo.) (2002) (voucher ID: PTBG 40912)
Taxon name on voucher: Acacia curassavica (Britton & Killip) Stehlé
Fiji
Fiji Islands
Viti Levu Island introduced
cultivated
Smith, Albert C. (1985) (pp. 70-71)
Vouchers cited: DA 8486, DA 10795, DA 11051, DA 12134
Fiji
Fiji Islands
Viti Levu Island   Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1957) (voucher ID: BISH 34249)
Taxon name on voucher: Acacia curassavica (Britton & Killip) Stehlé
Fiji
Fiji Islands
Viti Levu Island   Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1957) (voucher ID: BISH 34250)
Taxon name on voucher: Acacia curassavica (Britton & Killip) Stehlé
Fiji
Fiji Islands
Viti Levu Island   Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1954) (voucher ID: BISH 34251)
Taxon name on voucher: Acacia curassavica (Britton & Killip) Stehlé
Philippines
Philippine Islands
Philippine Islands introduced
invasive
cultivated
Hanum/I. Faridah/Van der Maesen, L.J.G, eds. (1997) (p. 59)
Planted experimentally in the Philippines, where it is said to have naturalized as well.
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) introduced
invasive
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Naturalized
China
China
China (People's Republic of) introduced
cultivated
Zhengyi, Wu/Raven, Peter H./Deyuan, Hong (2013)
Fujian, Guangdong
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia (Republic of) introduced
invasive
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Java
Naturalized
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia (Republic of) introduced
invasive
cultivated
Hanum/I. Faridah/Van der Maesen, L.J.G, eds. (1997) (p. 59)
Thailand
Thailand
Thailand (Kingdom of) introduced
invasive
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Naturalized
Indian Ocean
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Mauritius
Mautitius Islands (Mauritius and Rodrigues)
Mauritius Island introduced
invasive
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Naturalized

Comments:  Invasive on Ma‘uke, Cook Islands (Space & Flynn, 2002).


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