Bat. Repos. 5: 304 (1803) APNI
Rigid shrub to 2 m tall; branches glabrous to hispid; branchlets terete, ribbed, divaricate, spinescent. Phyllodes subulate, narrow-elliptic or narrow-ovate, rarely ovate, 5–35 mm long, 0.5–6 mm wide, flat or convex above, green, glabrous or stiffly pubescent, apex acute or acuminate, pungent, cuspidate, base tapered to rounded; midrib prominent on upper surface; venation obscure. Inflorescences 1–2 per axil, umbelliform, 2–5-flowered, often reduced to a single flower; peduncle 0.5–2 mm long; pedicels 1–1.5 mm long, subtended by several oblong, hooded bracts c. 1 mm long. Calyx 2.5–3.5 mm long including 0.5–0.8 mm receptacle, teeth equal, acute, margins fimbriate; corolla mostly orange-yellow; standard transverse-elliptic, c. 6 mm long, c. 5 mm wide, broadly yellow-brown with a dark reddish-brown centre. Pod obliquely triangular, 5–12 mm long, 3.5–6 mm wide; seed 1, reniform, to c. 4 mm long, mottled.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim.
An extraordinarily variable species particularly in terms of indumentum and phyllode size and shape. Six subspecies are recognised, two in Victoria. A solitary specimen from near Avoca has been determined as Daviesia ulicifolia subsp. aridicola, but the large distance from its nearest occurrence in mallee dune country in south-western New South Wales, suggests a likely misdetermination. It differs from D. ulicifolia subsp. ulicifolia primarily in its glaucous foliage.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|