Victorian Naturalist 73: 173 (1957) APNI
Erect, often straggly shrub, mostly 1–2 m high; branchlets sparsely to moderately covered in minute hairs, at least at extremities. Phyllodes scattered, sometimes subverticillate, spreading, subsessile, linear-triangular, 5–15(–20)mm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide, rigid, flat, ridges sometimes minutely papillose, rarely hairy, green, pungent; midrib prominent on each face; gland obscure, 0.5–3 mm above base; stipules persistent, frequently more than 1 mm long. Peduncles 1 per axil, 7–15 mm long, slender, 0.3–0.5 mm diam. when dry, usually glabrous, basal bracts 3, fused; heads globular, 20–35-flowered, creamy-yellow, bracteoles acuminate, not or scarcely exserted beyond buds. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free or united; petals 1-veined. Pods 2–6 cm long, 4–6 mm wide, thinly coriaceous, normally slightly constricted between seeds, glabrous or subglabrous, dark brown to black; seeds longitudinal, oblong to elliptic, 3.5–5 mm long, normally mottled, without aril, funicle filiform. Flowers Apr.–Oct.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Of scattered distribution in Victoria, from the Grampians to East Gippsland, usually growing on sand in heath or dry sclerophyll woodland or open-forest.
|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|