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Erect shrub or small tree. Leaves narrow, elliptic, up to 12cm long, prominent midvein and net-venation. Flowers yellow balls held close to the stems, occurring in groups of 2-4 in the axils of the leaves, appearing in spring. Pods straight up to 100 mm long and 5 mm wide.
Where does this species come from?Australia
What is its invasive status in South Africa?Existing legislation: CARA 2002 - Category 1 NEMBA - Category 1a
Where in South Africa is it a problem?Western Cape
How does it spread?Seeds with strong winds, also via human activities.
Why is it a problem?
Fast growing, drought resistant. It invades roadsides, watercourses and gaps in plantation.
What does it look like?
Leaves:Leaves erect, rounded, prominent midvein and net venation.
Flowers:Flowers yellow balls held close to the stems.
Fruit/seeds:Pods straight up to 100 mm long and 5 mm wide.
Does the plant have any uses?