Acacia podalyriifolia G.Don
Gen.Hist. 2:405 (1832)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 14 August 2007

Spreading tree, to 7 m high, glaucous, densely hairy phyllodes and flat, wide pods. Fl. yellow, May to Aug. Grey sand, lateritic loam.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Bunbury, Carnamah, Chittering, Collie, Gosnells, Manjimup, Murray, Nedlands, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, South Perth, Wandering.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Thursday 8 September 2016

General Biology. Growth form. Shrub/Small tree. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Water, bird, ants, soil movement, garden refuse. Time to first flowering. 2 years. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Does not resprout or produce root suckers. Seedbank persistence. Long, 5+ years. Fire response. Fire stimulates mass germination of soil stored seed and kills adult plants.

Additional information. Origin. Eastern Australia. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.

Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull seedlings. Fell mature plants Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Flowering         O O Y Y Y O      
Fruiting                   O Y O  
Optimum Treatment Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y        

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.

 

References

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  • Maslin, B.R. (2001) Wattle: acacias of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Perth.
  • Navie, S. & Adkins, S. (2008) Environmental Weeds of Australia, An interactive identification and information resource for over 1000 invasive plants. Centre for Biological Information Technology, The University of Queensland.
  • Peltzer, S. (2008) Watch out for weedy wattles. Southcoast NRM, Department of Agriculture and Food.
  • Whibley, D.J.E. & Symon, D.E. (1992) Acacias of South Australia. The Flora and Fauna of South Australia Handbooks Committee, Adelaide.

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