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Other use

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

Geographical distribution

  • Australasia, Australia

Acacia melanoxylon R. Br.

Family: MIMOSACEAE
Genus: Acacia
Species: melanoxylon R. Br.
Distribution summary: Australia
Habit: Tree
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants of the World (B), Plants in pots (POT)
Reason for growing: Medicinal, toxic


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