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Jerusalem thorn (442) Print Fact Sheet

Relates to: Weeds


Common Name

Jerusalem thorn; It is also known as Barbados flower-fence, horse bean, jelly bean tree, or parkinsonia.

Scientific Name

Parkinsonia aculeata. It was known previously as Mimosa bimocronata. It is a member of the Fabaceae.

AUTHORS Grahame Jackson & Aradhana Deesh
Adapted from Parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata) (2018) Weeds of SE Qld and Northern NSW. Lucidcentral. (; and additional information from Parkinsonia aculata. Wikipedia. (; and Parkinsonia - Parkinsonia aculeata (2003) Weed management guide. Weeds of national significance. CRC for Weed Management, the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Heritage, and the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines. (; and Parkinsonia: declared pest (2019) Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. Government of Western Australia. (ttps://; and from Parkinsonia - Jerusalem thorn or jelly bean tree (2016) Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Biosecurity Queensland. ( Photo 1 Hectonichus Parkinsonia aculeata - Athens, Greece; Photo 2 John Ruter, University of Georgia,; Photos 3&4 Karen A. Rawlins, University of Georgia,; Photos 5&6 William M. Ciesla, Forest Health Management International, Bugwood. org.

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland, in association with the Pacific Community and Koronivia Research Station, Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji.

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