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Acacia falcata

Acacia falcata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. falcata
Binomial name
Acacia falcata

Range of Acacia falcata
  • Acacia ensifolia Steud.
  • Acacia obliqua Desv.
  • Acacia plagiophylla Spreng.
  • Mimosa falcata (Willd.) Poir.
  • Mimosa obliqua Wendl., Pers.
  • Racosperma falcatum (Willd.) Pedley[1]

Acacia falcata is a perennial shrub or tree found in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Some common names for it are Burra, Sally, Sickle-shaped Acacia and Silver-leaved Wattle.[1] It grows up to 4m tall.[2]


Australian indigenous people use the bark to make a liniment for treating ailments of the skin.[3] A. falcata is excellent for stabilizing barren sand. The bark is important in the tanning industry.[4]


  1. ^ a b ILDIS LegumeWeb
  2. ^ Australian National Botanic Gardens
  3. ^ Aboriginal Uses of Plants Around Sydney
  4. ^ Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or Naturalization: With ... by Ferdinand von Mueller p. 5 [1]

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