Alert List for Environmental Weeds
Department of the Environment and Heritage and the CRC for Australian Weed Management, 2003
ISBN 1 9209 3240 2
About the guide
Koelreuteria elegans ssp. formosana is on the Alert List for Environmental Weeds, a list of 28 non-native plants that threaten biodiversity and cause other environmental damage. Although only in the early stages of establishment, these weeds have the potential to seriously degrade Australia's ecosystems.
K. elegans ssp. formosana is an ornamental landscape tree. It was first recognised as a naturalised environmental weed in the 1990s in the Brisbane City Council area where it has invaded urban parks, bushland, gullies and streets. It is naturalised in the USA and in Japan. K. elegans ssp. formosana is a fast-growing species that is tolerant of a wide range of environmental conditions.