Acacia cultriformis

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Knife-leaf Wattle
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. cultriformis
Binomial name
Acacia cultriformis
A. Cunn. ex G. Don
  • Acacia cultriformis G. Don var. albicans Chopinet
  • Acacia cultriformis G. Don var. glaucescens Chopinet
  • Acacia glaucifolia Meissner
  • Acacia glaucophylla F. Cels
  • Acacia papuliformis Loudon
  • Acacia scapuliformis G. Don
  • Racosperma cultriforme (G. Don)[1]

Acacia cultriformis, known as the Knife-leaf Wattle, Dogtooth Wattle, Half-moon Wattle or Golden-glow Wattle, is a perennial tree or shrub of the genus Acacia native to Australia. It is widely cultivated, and has been found to have naturalised in Asia, Africa, North America, New Zealand and South America.[1] Acacia cultriformis grows to a height of about 2–3 m.[2]


A. cultriformis is used as cut flowers.[3] The flowers are edible and they are an ingredient used in some fritters. Yellow dye is extracted from the flowers and green dye is extracted from the seed pods. Since the plant has many thorns, it is used as a protective hedge.[4]

List of the cultivars

Notes & references

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Acacia cultriformis - ILDIS LegumeWeb". Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  2. Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (ASGAP)
  3. Australian Plants as Cut Flowers
  4. "Acacia cultriformis - Plants For A Future database report". Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  5. Australian Cultivar Registration Authority (2009). "derived from Australian native flora". Retrieved 5 July 2009. 

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