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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 burkittii

Acacia burkittii F.Muell. ex Benth., 1864

Acacia acuminata subsp. burkittii (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Kodela & Tindale
Racosperma burkittii (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia burkittii

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia
Introduced into:

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

Bentham, G. & Mueller, F.J.H. v. 1864. Flora Australiensis, Volume 2. London, L. Reeve & co. 475 pp. BHL Reference page. : 2: 400.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia burkittii 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 burkittii. Published online. Accessed: Jul 27 2019. 2019. Acacia burkittii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 27.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia burkittii. 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: Burkitt's Wattle, Fine Leaf Jam, Gunderbluey, Pin Bush, Sandhill Wattle

Acacia burkittii is a species of wattle endemic to Western Australia, South Australia and western New South Wales, where it is found in arid zones,[3] and is a perennial shrub in the family Fabaceae. Common names for it include Burkitt's wattle, fine leaf jam, gunderbluey, pin bush and sandhill wattle.[3] It has also been introduced into India. Previously this species was referred to as Acacia acuminata subsp. burkittii, but is now considered to be a separate species.[4] Grows in mallee, eucalypt and mulga woodland or shrubland, often on sandhills.[5]


Erect or spreading shrub 1–4 m high or sometimes taller; bark finely fissured, dark brown; branchlets terete, glabrous.

Phyllodes straight or curved, terete or subterete, 5–16 cm long, 0.5–1.3 mm wide, obscurely multistriate, usually finely hairy along margins especially towards curved, acute apex; glands absent or 1 inconspicuous gland at base; pulvinus 2–3 mm long.

Inflorescences 2 or 3 in axil of phyllodes; heads ± ovoid or cylindrical, 0.5–1.5 cm long, bright yellow, usually sessile or with peduncles 1–3 mm long. Flowers mostly 4-merous; calyx dissected by 1/2 or more, the lobes usually narrow, with rounded obtuse apices (i.e. ± spathulate).

Pods slightly curved, moniliform, 5–12 cm long, 5–7 mm wide, papery, glabrous; seeds longitudinal; funicle expanded towards seed.

Flowers from July to October.

The description (by Ferdinand von Mueller) was published in George Bentham's Flora Australiensis in 1864 from a specimen, MEL 2078154,[6] found near Lake Gilles in South Australia, by Burkitt.[2]

DMT in bark (0.2-1.2%), 0.1% alkaloids from leaves (mostly NMT);[7] 1.5% alkaloids from leaves and stems, mostly tryptamine[8]

"Acacia burkittii". Australian Plant Name Index, IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
Bentham, G. (1864) Flora Australiensis 2: 400
"Flora of Australia profile:Acacia burkittii". Retrieved 28 July 2019.
"Acacia burkittii". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia burkittii". PlantNet. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. 2015.
MEL 2078154, JSTOR Global Plants. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
Recent Net reports, Australian underground info
White, E.P. 1957. “Evaluation of further legumes, mainly Lupinus and Acacia species for alkaloids.” New Zealand J. Sci. & Tech. 38B:718-725

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