|Scientific name:||Parkinsonia aculeata L.|
Declared 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.)