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Acacia auriculiformis

Earleaf acacia

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. auriculiformis
Binomial name
Acacia auriculiformis
A.Cunn. ex Benth.

Acacia auriculiformis, commonly known as Auri, Earleaf acacia, Earpod wattle, Northern black wattle, Papuan wattle, Tan wattle, is a fast-growing, crooked, gnarly and thorny tree in the family Fabaceae. It is native to Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. It grows up to 30m tall.[1]


This plant is raised as an ornamental plant, as a shade tree and it is also raised on plantations for fuelwood throughout southeast Asia Oceana and in Sudan. Its wood is good for making paper, furniture and tools. It contains tannin usesful in animal hide tanning. In India, its wood and charcoal are widely used for fuel. Gum from the tree is sold commercially, but it is said not to be as useful as gum arabic.[1] The tree is used to make an analgesic by indigenous Australians.[2] Extracts of Acacia auriculiformis heartwood inhibit fungi that attack wood.[3]



  1. ^ a b Purdue University
  2. ^ Analgesic Plants Australian New Crops Newsletter
  3. ^ Active antifungal substances from natural sources
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