Acacia floribunda (Vent.) Willd.

Reference
Sp.Pl. 4:1051 (1806)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Tree or shrub, 3-8 m high, leaves green, linear to lanceolate; flowers in loose spikes; pods +/- moniliform, 2-4 mm wide. Fl. yellow, Aug to Oct. Lateritic sandy clay. Eucalypt woodland.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 14 August 2007

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions
Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Cuballing, Manjimup, Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

General Biology. Growth form. Shrub/Small tree. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Water, bird, ants, soil movement, garden refuse. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Produces root suckers. Seedbank persistence. Long, 5+ years. Fire response. Fire stimulates mass germination of soil stored seed. Adult plants can resprout from root suckers following fire.

Notes. Mass germination also triggered by mechanical disturbance.

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

Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull seedlings. For mature plants apply 250 ml Access® in 15 L of diesel to basal 50 cm of trunk (basal bark), or drill and fill with 50% glyphosate. Older plants can be ringbarked. Monitor site for recruitment from seedbank. 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 Y Y Y O    
Fruiting                   Y Y Y  
Optimum Treatment O O O O O O Y Y Y O O O  

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

 

References

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