Tree, 5-20 m high, bark smooth, white, powdered. Fl. white, Jul to Dec or Jan to Feb. Alluvium, sand, rocky deep red sand. Along watercourses, billabongs.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Gascoyne, Geraldton Sandplains, Great Sandy Desert, Northern Kimberley, Pilbara, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Carnegie, Chichester, Geraldton Hills, Hamersley, Lesueur Sandplain, Mackay, Mitchell, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Carnamah, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Gosnells, Murray, Northampton, Wiluna.
General Biology. Growth form. Tree. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Wind, water. Time to first flowering. 6 months to 10 years. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Lacks a lignotuber. Woody structure. Diffuse porous. Seedbank persistence. Short, days-1 year. Fire response. Hot fire will kill adult plants. Prolific germination of seed follows fire.
Additional information. Origin. South eastern Australia. History of use/introduction. Garden escape, restoration plantings.
Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull or dig out seedlings ensuring removal of all roots. Try cut and paint or inject root crown using 50% glyphosate. Foliar spray regrowth with 1.5% glyphosate. 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.
Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.
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