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Parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata) (Nox)

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Scientific name:Parkinsonia aculeata L.

Common Name:

parkinsonia, Jerusalem-thorn


Noxious weed. The Agriculture Victoria website has information about the noxious weed classification of this species.


Semi-arid to subhumid tropics and subtropics. Thrives on a wide range of soil types, varying from sands to self-mulching clays. Mostly found in better watered areas receiving run-off and near creeks, rivers, bores or dams. (Parsons & Cuthbertson 2001). Great temperature range from very hot to several degrees below freezing with frosts. Native to semi-desert vegetation, especially desert valleys and desert grassland zones (World Agroforestry Centre n.d.)

Related Links

Information on Parkinsonia on the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment's website (external link).
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