Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Acacia retinodes Schltdl.
Synonyms: Acacia floribunda sensu auct., Acacia fragrans Pottier, Acacia longissima Chopinet, Acacia provincialis A. Camus, Acacia retinodes Schltdl. var. floribunda H.Vilm., Acacia retinoide Schltr., Acacia retinoides Schltr., Acacia rhetinoides Schltr., Acacia rostellifera sensu auct., Acacia semperflorens A. Berger
Common names: Akatziya Stoikaya (Russian), everblooming acacia, silver wattle, swamp wattle, wirilda
Organism type: tree
Water wattle (Acacia retinodes) is a small tree native to Australia. It is cultivated as an ornamental tree in warmer parts of the world. It is known to have naturalised in California where it has spread from its initial plantings.
Water wattles are large shrubs or small trees with five inch long linear-lanceolate phyllodes.
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Native range: Australia- Tasmania (ILDIS, 2010)
Known introduced range: Ethiopia; South Africa; India; Indonesia- Java; Russian Federation (Asia); Azores; Balearic Is.; France; Great Britain; Italy; Portugal; Romania; Spain; Mauritius, Cyprus, New Zealand (ILDIS, 2010). United States - California, Florida and Hawaii. Gibralter (Varnham, 2009)
Compiled by: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment
Last Modified: Tuesday, 8 June 2010