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spreading habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
older stems with fissured bark (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
younger branches and bluish-green leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of the leaves, each with a prominent gland near their widest point (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
old flower clusters with very young fruit beginning to develop (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
immature bluish-green fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Acacia cultriformis A. Cunn. ex G. Don
Acacia cultrata PaxtonAcacia cultriformis A. Cunn. ex G. Don var. albicans hort. ex ChopinetAcacia cultriformis A. Cunn. ex G. Don var. glaucescens hort. ex ChopinetAcacia glaucifolia Meisn.Acacia glaucophylla F. CelsAcacia glaucophylla LemaireAcacia papuliformis A. Cunn. ex LoudonAcacia papuliformis G. DonAcacia scapuliformis A. Cunn. ex G. DonRacosperma cultriforme (G. Don) Pedley
Fabaceae: sub-family Mimosoideae (New South Wales)Leguminosae (South Australia)Mimosaceae (Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)
dog-tooth wattle, dogtooth wattle, golden glow wattle, half-moon wattle, knife acacia, knife edge wattle, knife leaf wattle, knife leaved wattle, knife wattle, knife-edge wattle, knife-leaf wattle, knife-leafed wattle, knife-leaved wattle
Native to some parts of eastern Australia (i.e. the sub-coastal and inland parts of New South Wales and southern Queensland).
Sparingly naturalised in the ACT and naturalised beyond its native range in the coastal districts of northern and central New South Wales.
Knife-leaved wattle (Acacia cultriformis) is regarded as an environmental weed in the ACT and those parts of New South Wales that are outside its native range. It grows naturally from Narrandera in inland southern New South Wales, north through the western slopes regions, to the Stanthorpe-Inglewood area in sub-coastal south-eastern Queensland.
This species is listed as an environmental weed in the wider Sydney and Blue Mountains region and is of particular concern on the Cumberland Plain in western Sydney. Knife-leaved wattle (Acacia cultriformis) is also seen as a potential threat to the survival of the endangered button wrinklewort (Rutidosis leptorrhynchoides) in the ACT. Non-indigenous native trees, such as knife-leaved wattle (Acacia cultriformis), can form dense stands in the plant communities occupied by this species and have to be managed to maintain the open mixed-age/species woodland habitat required for the growth of button wrinklewort (Rutidosis leptorrhynchoides).
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