Acacia georginae

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Acacia georginae
File:Acacia georginae.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. georginae
Binomial name
Acacia georginae
Bailey
Synonyms

Racosperma georginae (Bailey) Pedley[1]

Acacia georginae is a perennial tree which is native to Australia and which has been introduced into the United States. Common names for it include Georgina Gidgee, Georgina Gidyea and Poison Gidyea. It grows to a height of 3-8m.[2]

Uses

Its uses include timber and fuel.[1] Primarily the seed pods can be extremely poisonous, since they may contain what are called organic fluoroacetates. Unfortunately, sheep and cattle sometimes are poisoned after grazing on the pods.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ILDIS LegumeWeb
  2. World Wide Wattle
  3. Veterinary Education and Information Network

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