Bursaria is a genus of large shrubs and small trees which are native to Australia. The genus was first described by Antonio Cavanilles in 1797, with his description of the type species B. spinosa. The name is derived from the Latin word bursa (purse) which relates to the shape of its seed capsules.
The genus includes the following species:
- Bursaria calcicola L.Cayzer, Crisp & I.Telford
- Bursaria incana Lindl.
- Bursaria longisepala Domin
- Bursaria occidentalis E.M.Benn.
- Bursaria reevesii L.Cayzer, Crisp & I.Telford
- Bursaria spinosa Cav. (sweet Bursaria or blackthorn)
- Bursaria tenuifolia F.M.Bailey
They occur in all Australian states and territories except the Northern Territory.
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- "Bursaria Cav.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
- Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (ASGAP): Bursaria spinosa
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