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Acacia melanoxylon R.Br. Mimosaceae. Australian Blackwood. Tree. Distribution: Eastern Australia. Tree. Invasive weed in South Africa, Portugal, California. Local uses: analgesic. Causes allergic contact dermatitis due to 2,6,-dimethoxybenzoquinone. Pinnate leaves of young plant drop off and phylloclades are formed instead.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry F. (2013). Wellcome Library notes. link
A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers. A green dye is obtained from the seed pods. The extensive root system of this plant helps to prevent soil erosion. The bark is rich in tannin. Wood - hard, dark, close grained, high quality, takes a high polish. Used for furniture, fittings etc.
- Australasia, Australia
Acacia melanoxylon R. Br.Family: MIMOSACEAE
Species: melanoxylon R. Br.
Distribution summary: Australia
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Understorey and margins of evergreen forest
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants of the World (B)
Reason for growing: Medicinal, toxic