Acacia cultriformis

  • T. K. Lim

Scientific Name

Acacia cultriformisA.Cunn. ex G. Don (Plate 3)


Acacia cultrata Paxton, Acacia cultriformis A. Cunn. ex G. Don var. albicans hort. ex Chopinet, Acacia cultriformis A. Cunn. ex G. Don var. glaucescens hort. ex Chopinet, Acacia glaucifolia Meisn., Acacia glaucophylla F. Cels, Acacia glaucophylla Lemaire, Acacia papuliformis A. Cunn. ex Loudon, Acacia papuliformis G. Don, Acacia scapuliformis A. Cunn. ex G. Don, Racosperma cultriforme (G. Don) Pedley


Fabaceae also placed in Mimosaceae

Common/English Names

Dog-Tooth Wattle, Dogtooth Wattle, Half-Moon Wattle, Golden-Glow Wattle, Knife Acacia, Knife Edge Wattle, Knife-Leaf Wattle, Knife-Leafed Wattle, Knife-Leaved Wattle, Knife Wattle

Vernacular Names

None recorded


The species is native to some parts of eastern Australia, in the sub-coastal and inland parts of New South Wales and southern Queensland. It has sparingly naturalized in the Canberra region and naturalized beyond its native range...


Pipecolic Acid Warm Temperate Climate Edible Flower Screen Barrier Residential Garden 
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Selected References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. K. Lim
    • 1
  1. 1.CanberraAustralia

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