Parkinsonia aculeata

Family Fabaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesHorse Bean, Jelly Bean Tree, Jerusalem Thorn, Parkinsonia
SynonymsInformation unavailable
Growth formTree, Shrub
Seed dispersal morphologyHydrochorous (buoyant seed)
Maximum height (m)10
Capable of vegetative reproductionNo
Native rangeTropical America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, NT, QLD, SA, WA
Exotic range (other)Tropical Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, South America, Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Floodplains, Grasslands, Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Wetlands, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Clay, Most soil types, Sandy
Decade of introduction1890

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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