Albizia lebbeck (FABACEAE) Indian Siris

Weeds to Whack

A large spreading tree which is native to South Asia and northern Western Australia. Has spread into Queensland and is spreading south into South-East Queensland. This plant of Albizia lebbeck was on the creek at Riaweena Street, near the creek crossing at the back of The Gap State High School. It has also been planted in the grounds at Payne Road State School.

Foliage. Photo: Robert Whyte

Extrafloral Nectary

This is a gland on the base of the petiolule, known as an extra-floral nectary, that is, a nectar producing part of the plant outside the flower.
Photo: Robert Whyte