London J. Bot. 1: 323 (1842) APNI
Much-branched, erect shrub, mostly 0.5–1 m high; branchlets rigid, terete, striate by rather prominent yellow ribs, green, grey-green or subglaucous between ribs, glabrous, spinose. Phyllodes normally absent, very rarely few persistent at base of main stems, linear to oblong, 1–5 cm long, 2–3 mm wide, thick, tip curved or hooked; midvein prominent; gland c. 6 mm from pulvinus. Heads usually sessile, globular, 3–8-flowered, 5–7 mm diam., bright golden; bracteoles sessile, concave, c. 1 mm long and almost as wide, brown. Flowers 5-merous; sepals largely fused. Pods linear-moniliform, 2–3 cm long, 2–3.5 mm wide, curved, becoming twisted, glabrous, dark brown; seeds longitudinal, oblong-elliptic, aril clavate Flowers Aug.–Oct.
DunT, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, RobP, Wim. Also SA. Widespread in western Victoria as far south as Black Range (west of the Grampians), mostly in mallee vegetation.
Recognized readily by its rigid, striate, spinose branches which are normally devoid of phyllodes. Although the heads are usually sessile, the peduncles can occasionally reach 6 mm long.
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