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Acacia elata Benth.

London J.Bot. 1:383 (1842)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

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.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 14 August 2007


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)

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.



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