Taxon  Report   37    
Acacia paradoxa  DC.
Kangaroo thorn
Acacia paradoxa
© 2011 Eric Wrubel
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Acacia paradoxa
© 2001 CDFA
Acacia paradoxa
© 2001 CDFA
Acacia paradoxa, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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Acacia paradoxa
© 2011 Eric Wrubel
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Acacia
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Acacia armata
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).