Weed Habitat

  • Banks of creeks and rivers including farm drainage systems
  • Wetlands such as sedge lands and melaleuca and pandanus swamps
  • Mangrove communities
  • High tide litter zones on beaches


  • Semi-deciduous tree that can reach about 12-15 meters in height
  • Normally single-trunked but seeds germinating in groups may give the appearance of multi-stemmed clumps
  • Leaves are about 7-12cm and have a prominent midrib and may yellow in dry season
  • Fruit are about 5-15cm in diameter, green and are shaped like a mango

Pond apple tree/branch    Pond apple - tree    Pond apple - leaves    


This weed is declared Restricted Matter under the Biosecurity Act 2014
for further information on declaration refer to your Local Government or the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. It is also a Weed of National Significance.