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The Plants
of the Palm House

Acacia paradoxa

English name: Kangaroo thorn

Latin name: Acacia paradoxa

Family: Legume/bean - Fabaceae

Origin: Australia

This armed acacia is a shrub that grows up to 3 metres in height. Its stems are densely leafy, and, as the plant gets older, covered with long thorns. Its yellow flowers are small and circular. The plant serves as a shelter and home for local birds, as it is a source of food both for them, and for various insects.

Acacia paradoxa