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REDWOOD

(Acaciella glauca prev. Acacia curassavica, Acacia glauca, fam. Mimosaceae )

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A shrub or small tree 1.5-6m tall, with thornless stems, reddish-brown when young.
Form or habit: Shrub or small tree
Latex:Absent
Leaf:Compound Alternate

Alternate, bipinnate fern-like 45-150mm long with 3-9 pairs of pinnae, each with 6-30 pairs of small leaflets.

Flower conspicuous: Conspicuous
Flower colour: White or Cream
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 conspicuous: Conspicuous
Fruit colour: Brown
Fruit: Dry
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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Distribution:
Food source for:
Toxicity:No toxicity known
Origin:The Americas
Weed:Yes
Weed status:Declared class 1
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.
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