Saturday, June 22, 2002


A study done in northern Australia on the invasive tree Prickly acacia (Acacia nilotica), published in the June 2002 issue of the journal Austral Ecology (link to abstract), looks at the possible explanations behind the preference of the species for riparian habitats. Prickly acacia, native to Africa and Asia, has been been planted worldwide as a fodder plant...unfortunately grazing animals eat this leguminous tree's pods and disperse the seeds in their feces.

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