Acacia elata Benth.
London J.Bot. 1:383 (1842)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 14 August 2007

Spreading tree, 5-30 m high, leaves dark green, bipinnate; heads 33-50-flowered, in racemes; pods almost straight, 9-15 mm wide. Fl. cream-yellow, Jan to May. Lateritic loam. Jarrah woodland.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Collie, Manjimup.

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

General Biology. Growth form. Tree. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Water, ants, birds, wind, garden refuse, soil movement. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Occasionally resprouts. Does not produce root suckers. Seedbank persistence. Long, 5+ years. Fire response. Mass germination of soil stored seed. Occasionally resprouts from base following fire.

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

Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull seedlings. Fell mature plants. Resprouting has been recorded in some areas. Apply 250 ml Access® in 15 L of diesel to basal 50 cm of trunk (basal bark) or cut and paint with 50% glyphosate or; drill and fill. Older plants can be ringbarked. 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 Y Y Y O O           O Y  
Fruiting   O Y Y Y O O            
Optimum Treatment Y             O O O 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.
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  • 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.
  • Paczkowska, G. & Chapman, A.R. (2000) The Western Australian flora: A descriptive catalogue. Western Australian Wildflower Society (Inc.), Western Australian Herbarium and Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Perth.

Project information and acknowledgements