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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 buxifolia
Subspecies: A. buxifolia subsp. pubiflora

Acacia buxifolia A.Cunn., 1825

Acacia brevifolia G.Lodd. ex G.Don
Acacia buxifolia var. neglecta Maiden
Acacia neglecta Maiden & R.T.Baker
Acacia papuliformis Walp.
Racosperma buxifolium (A.Cunn.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia buxifolia

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

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

Cunningham, A. in B. Field, 1825. Geographical Memoirs on New South Wales 344.


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

Vernacular names
русский: Акация самшитолистная

Acacia buxifolia, commonly known as box-leaf wattle, is shrub species that is endemic to eastern Australia.[2]


The medium sized evergreen shrub grows to a height of 1 to 4 m (3 ft 3 in to 13 ft 1 in) and a width of 2 to 3 m (6 ft 7 in to 9 ft 10 in) .[3] The plant has an erect habit with glabrous, flattened and angled branchlets. It has phyllodes that are 10 to 45 mm (0.39 to 1.77 in) in length and 2 to 11 mm (0.079 to 0.433 in) wide. The bright yellow spherical flowerheads appear in groups of 2 to 14 in the axils of the phyllodes from July to November in the species' native range, followed by straight or curved seed pods which are 30 to 70 mm (1.2 to 2.8 in) long and 5 to 8 mm (0.20 to 0.31 in).[2]

The species was first formally described by the botanist Allan Cunningham in 1825 as part of the work On the Botany of the Blue Mountains. Geographical Memoirs on New South Wales. It was reclassified as Racosperma buxifolium in 1987 by Leslie Pedley and transferred back to genus Acacia in 2006.[4] Two subspecies are known;

Acacia buxifolia subsp. buxifolia
Acacia buxifolia subsp. pubiflora.[2]


The species occurs in dry sclerophyll forest, woodland or heath in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.[2] It is typically found on hills, slopes and plains inland from the coast and grows in sandy, clay or loam soils.[3]

"Acacia buxifolia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
"Acacia buxifolia". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
"Acacia buxifolia Box-leaf Wattle". Plant Selector. Botanic Gardens of South Australia. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
"Acacia buxifolia A.Cunn". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 25 July 2019.

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