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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 burrowii

Acacia burrowii Maiden, 1920

Racosperma burrowii (Maiden) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia burrowii

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

Maiden, J.H. , 1920. Journal and proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 53:227. 1920


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia burrowii 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 burrowii. Published online. Accessed: Jul 27 2019. 2019. Acacia burrowii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 27.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia burrowii. 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.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia burrowii in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Burrow's Wattle

Acacia burrowii, commonly known as Burrow's wattle, is a tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is native to eastern Australia.


The tree only has single stem typically grows to a height of less than 13 m (43 ft) and grey coloured ribbony bark. It has glabrous, scurfy, reddish-brown coloured branchlets that are angular towards the apices. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes instead of true leaves. The flat, straight, or slightly curved phyllodes have a narrowly elliptic shape with a length of 2.5 to 11 cm (0.98 to 4.33 in) and a width of 4 to 10 mm (0.16 to 0.39 in) and have one to three slightly prominent main veins. It blooms between July and October producing yellow flowers. The flower-spikes have a length of 1.5 to 3 cm (0.59 to 1.18 in) packed with golden coloured flowers. After flowering thinly coriaceous to crustaceous seed pods form that have a linear shape and are slightly constricted between seeds with a length of 4 to 11 cm (1.6 to 4.3 in). The dark brown to black seeds with an oblong-elliptic shape are longitudinally arranged in the pods.[1]

It is endemic to north western New South Wales and south eastern Queensland. It is found on the plains around Cobar and Nyngan in the south withit's range extending north through Yetman and the Pilliga Scrub into south eastern Queensland from around Goodiwindi and Moonie, Queensland in the south up to around Eidsvold in the north where it is found in rocky hillsides in loamy or sandy soils as a part of Eucalyptus forest and woodland communities or sometimes dense scrubland.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia burrowii". WorldWideWattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 23 September 2019.

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