Acacia cuthbertsonii

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Acacia cuthbertsonii
Acacia cuthbertsonii.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. cuthbertsonii
Binomial name
Acacia cuthbertsonii
Luehm.
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Range of Acacia cuthbertsonii
Synonyms

Acacia cuthbertsoni Luehm.[1]

Acacia cuthbertsonii is a perennial shrub or tree native to Australia. It grows 1–5 m tall with fissured, flaky bark. It grows across inland Australia.[2]

Uses[edit]

The plant is used as an analgesic by the indigenous peoples of Australia.[3] More specifically, A. cuthbertsonii is also used to treat headaches and toothaches [4] by indigenous people of the Australian NT. The tree's wood is used to make splints to treat bone fractures.[5] Certain parts of the tree are used to make bandages.[6]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Acacia cuthbertsonii subsp. cuthbertsonii
  • Acacia cuthbertsonii subsp. linearis

References[edit]

  1. ^ ILDIS
  2. ^ http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:apni.taxon:296757
  3. ^ Analgesic Plants Archived April 23, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Australian New Crops Newsletter
  4. ^ Sydney Exotic Plants
  5. ^ ABRS Flora of Australia Online
  6. ^ Aboriginal Medicine - Japan Paper.pdf Traditional Aboriginal Medicine - Japan Paper[permanent dead link]