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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Acacieae
Genus: Acacia
Species: Acacia burbidgeae

Acacia burbidgeae Pedley, 1979

Racosperma burbidgeae (Pedley) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia burbidgeae

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales, Queensland

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Pedley, L., 1979. Austrobaileya: a journal of plant systematics 1(3): 249.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia burbidgeae in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Jul 27. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia burbidgeae. Published online. Accessed: Jul 27 2019. 2019. Acacia burbidgeae. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 27.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia burbidgeae. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. Jul. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: Jul 27 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: Burbidge's Wattle

Acacia burbidgeae, commonly known as Burbidge's wattle, is a shrub or tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to parts of New South Wales and Queensland.[1]


The shrub has an erect to spreading habit and typically grows to a height of 2 metres (7 ft)[1] but reach as a high as 4 m (13 ft). The sparsely hairy branchlets are slightly resinous. The often subcrowded, slender, slightly incurved to straight phyllodes are usually patent to ascending and have a length of 15 to 40 mm (0.59 to 1.57 in) and a width of 0.6 to 1 mm (0.024 to 0.039 in).[2] It blooms from June to October and produces yellow flowers.[1] The simple inflorescences are found with one per node. The spherical flower-heads contain 20 to 30 golden flowers. The linear brown seed pods that form after flowering are up to 6.5 cm (2.6 in) in length and around 3 mm (0.12 in) wide.[2]

The species was first formally described by the botanist Leslie Pedley in 1979 as part of the work A revision of Acacia Mill. in Queensland, Part 2 as published in the journal Austrobaileya. Pedley reclassified it as Racosperma burbidgeae but it was transferred back into the genus Acacia in 2001.[3] The specific epithet honours Nancy Tyson Burbidge, an Australian botanist.[1] A. burbidgeae belongs to the Acacia johnsonii group and is most closely related to A. johnsonii , Acacia pilligaensis and Acacia islana.[2]

It is found in north eastern parts of New South Wales around Emmaville and to the south of Torrington and extending into south eastern parts of Queensland where it is a part of dry sclerophyll forests growing in sandy granitic soils.[1] In Queensland its range extends from Cunnamulla in the west to St George in the east and Chinchilla in the north.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia burbidgeae Pedley". PlantNet. Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
"Acacia burbidgeae". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
"Acacia burbidgeae Pedley Burbidge's Wattle". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 31 March 2019.

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