Racosperma confusum (Merr.) Pedley
Acacia confusa is an evergreen tree that can grow 6 - 15 metres tall[
]. The bole can be up to 100cm in diameter in very old trees, though it is usually smaller[
]. Although it produces leaves as a seedling, llike most members of the genus the mature plant does not have true leaves but has leaf-like flattened stems called phyllodes[
It is often cultivated in southern China and southeast Asia for its wood and tanins and also as a shade tree[
The seeds are poisonous[
SE Asia - Philippines.
On slopes and in dry forests at low elevations[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The tree has been cultivated for its wood and as a shade crop in many areas and has sometimes escaped into the wild and become naturalized, being deemed invasive in some areas. It grows well in both dry and mesic habitats, will often resprout after fire, and has formed monotypic stands in pastures and disturbed sites in forests, where it eliminates the native ground cover. Seeds present in the ground can germinate profusely after fire[
The tree is grown to provide shade and material for green manures[
The tree is a source of tannins[
The wood is used[
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