Catalan common name : Mimosa.
Spanish common name : Acacia de hoja azul. Mimosa.
Distribution in the islands : Mallorca.
General distribution : Australiana
Flowering time : February. March. April. May.
Life-forms : Macrophanerophyte.
Habitat : Gardens.
Observations : It is tolerant to acidity; it is a thermophile and can grow in calcareous or siliceous soils.
Status : Alien species.
Origen : Austràlia. A la Península asilvestrada a la franja mediterrània.
Location on-campus UIB : Sortida del Campus passant per Can Amorós.
Description : This small evergreen tree can reach up to 9m in height, although it does not usually grow above 4m. It has a short, reddish-brown trunk which sometimes forms branches at a low height. The leaves are more like coriaceous, bluish-green phyllodes which are 8-25 cm long and 0.3-5cm wide. They are linear to lanceolate, with a prominent central vein. The glomerules are in the shape of racemes. The flowers are yellow. The pod is slightly curved and squeezed between the seeds.
Flowering period : February-May