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A rounded shrub or tree up to 6m. Young growth is sparsely hairy. Dark green to grey-green smooth leaves divided into upright, sharp-pointed needles. Cream fragrant flowers from June to September. Woody fruit capsules containing a single winged seed, are yellowish-brown with dark warts.
Where does this species come from?South West Australia
What is its invasive status in South Africa?CARA 2002 - Category 1 Category 1b
Where in South Africa is it a problem?Western and Eastern Cape
How does it spread?Seed dispersal
Why is it a problem?
Competes with and replaces indigenous species. Dense stands are a fire hazard and threat to the survival of indigenous animal and plants in the Cape fynbos.
What does it look like?
Leaves:Dark green to grey-green smooth sharp-pointed needle-like leaves.
Flower:Cream fragrant flowers from June to September.
Fruit/seeds:Woody fruit capsules, containing one winged seed.
Does the plant have any uses?
Shelter, dune reclamation and ornamental.