Acacia melanoxylon or Australian blackwood, is a species adapted to hotter climates, which makes it interesting to monitor in a changing climate. It is also a species with a cultural value, as it is used as a source of wood and poison, and is widely researched globally, with more than 100 of its features being studied, as retrieved from relevant databases.

As well as having true leaves, this species also possess false leaves called ‘phyllodes’ which are actually flattened petioles (leaf stalks) which function as leaves. It is listed as an invasive species in many countries outside its native range of South-eastern Australia.


Microscope image of leaf surface showing particulate pollution

Stomatal Conductance

Particulate Matter