Ploughshare wattle
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Clade: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
A. gunnii
Binomial name
Acacia gunnii
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Occurrence data from AVH
  • Acacia gunnii var. angustifolia Benth.
  • Acacia gunnii var. hirsutior Benth.
  • Acacia vomeriformis A.Cunn. ex Benth.
  • Racosperma gunnii (Benth.) Pedley

Acacia gunnii, commonly known as ploughshare wattle[1] or dog's tooth wattle,[1] is a shrub which is endemic to south-eastern Australia.[2] It grows to up to 1 metre high and has prickly phyllodes which are 4 to 15 mm long. The cream to pale yellow globular flowerheads appear singly in the axils of the phyllodes in June to October, followed by curved or coiled seed pods which are 40 mm long and 4 to 5 mm wide.[3][4]

The species was first formally described by English botanist George Bentham in the London Journal of Botany in 1842.[3] It occurs in South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, and Queensland.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Acacia gunnii Benth". Australian Plant Name Index. Australian National Botanic Gardens. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Acacia gunnii". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "ABRS Flora of Australia Online Search Results: Acacia gunnii". Flora of Australia Online. Australian National Botanic Gardens. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  4. ^ Wild Plants of Victoria (database). Viridans Biological Databases & Department of Sustainability and Environment. 2009.