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The Acacia Community

Soil enhancers & inhibitors - The Acacia component of a community plays a useful and beneficial service to other members of the community. MORE Habitat values - Some Acacia communities serve as particular habitats. MORE Associations - Acacias are associated with a large suite of animals, most of which appear to be harmful to the plant ...MORE
Pollen - Some adult moths and butterflies feed on pollen. Small beetles are also present. MORE Nectar - Acacia flowers do not produce any nectar. However, the leaf and phyllode glands do ...MORE Gum - During the winter, Sugar gliders feed on exuded gum of the trunk and branches ... MORE
Herbivores & insects - Some acacias produce toxic, cyanogenic chemicals which may act as a defence against herbivores ... MORE Mistletoes - Other parasites on Acacia include the mistletoes. MORE Galls & fungi- There are many gall forming insects that attack acacias ... MORE

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Written and compiled by
Terry Tame, Phillip Kodela, Barry Conn, Ken Hill
© Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney - June 2001
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