Paraserianthes lophantha

Paraserianthes lopantha_Kurt Stuber Wikimedia
Photo by Kurt Stuber

Common names: plume acacia

Paraserianthes lophantha (plume acacia) is a shrub/tree (family Fabaceae) with green-yellow flowers and large, finely dissected leaves found in the San Francisco Bay area, coastal ranges and the Channel Islands of California. It is native to southeastern Asia and southwestern Australia. It favors woodlands, dunes, grasslands, and riparian and bottomland habitat. It reproduces by seeds which are spread primarily by birds, ants and water.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

None for this species.