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Acacia cultriformis

Knife-leaf Wattle

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

Range of Acacia cultriformis
  • 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]

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


  1. ^ a b ILDIS
  2. ^ Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (ASGAP)
  3. ^ Australian Plants as Cut Flowers
  4. ^ Plants for a Future Database
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