Paraserianthes lophantha

Paraserianthes lopantha_Kurt Stuber Wikimedia
Photo: 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

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

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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.
  • Additional photos

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    Albizia lophantha (plume Acacia) seed pods and seeds. Photo: &#169 2008 Neal Kramer
    Albizia lophantha_leaf_copyright2018_NealKramer
    Albizia lophantha (plume Acacia) leaf. Photo: &#169 2018 Neal Kramer
    Albizia lophantha_inflorescence_copyright2008_NealKramer
    Albizia lophantha (plume Acacia) inflorescence. Photo: &#169 2008 Neal Kramer
    Albizia lophantha_growth habit (mature)_copyright2011_NealKramer
    Albizia lophantha (plume Acacia) growth habit (mature). Photo: &#169 2011 Neal Kramer
    Albizia lophantha_growth habit (young plant)_NicoleLeatherman
    Albizia lophantha (plume Acacia) growth habit (young plant). Photo: Nicole Leatherman