Acacia georginae

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Acacia georginae
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. It 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[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ a b ILDIS LegumeWeb
  2. ^ World Wide Wattle
  3. ^ Veterinary Education and Information Network Archived June 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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