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

CDFA Rating: None?


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

Weed Management Notes

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

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Other Paraserianthes lophantha Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.