Sp. Pl., edn 4, 4: 1052 (1806) APNI
Shrub or tree, 1–5 m high, often suckering; branchlets angled towards extremities, striate with yellowish resin ribs, glabrous. Phyllodes ascending to erect, normally linear to linear-oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 3.5–14 cm long, 3–10(–15) mm wide, straight to shallowly curved, thin, glabrous, dull, green to grey-green or subglaucous, obtuse; midrib prominent, resinous and often mealy, rarely a second longitudinal vein moderately prominent, other veins reticulate and pinnate. Peduncles normally 2–4 per axil, 2–5 mm long, slightly viscid, glabrous, basal bract persistent; heads globular to obloid, 20–38-flowered, cream to lemon-yellow, sometimes light golden, young buds mealy. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united. Pods linear, to 7 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, firmly chartaceous to thinly coriaceous, glabrous, light brown; seeds longitudinal, oblong-elliptic, 3–4.5 mm long, shiny, dark brown, aril terminal. Flowers mostly May–Oct.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. (including Bass Strait islands). Occurs mainly on foothills of the Great Dividing Range and on coastal plains, where growing on sand or sandy clay in forest or woodland, or open scrub with heath understorey, often in moist sites.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|