Fragm. 4: 4 (1863)
Dense rounded shrub, rarely a tree, 0.6–3 m high; branchlets with appressed, minute hairs, at least at nodes. Phyllodes spreading, sessile, subterete to compressed, 1.5–3.5 cm long, 1–1.7 mm wide, rigid, straight to slightly curved, glabrous or glabrescent, very pungent; veins c. 20, distant, plane; gland 2–7 mm above base. Peduncles 3–10.5 mm long, commonly 2 per axil, glabrous or with sparse appressed, minute hairs; heads globular, 3.5–6 mm diam., 12–19-flowered, golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals commonly free, sometimes to half united. Pods linear, slightly constricted between seeds, 30–65 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, firm-chartaceous, arcuate to once-coiled, longitudinally veined, with sparse appressed, minute hairs or glabrous; seeds longitudinal, lanceolate-oblong or oblong-elliptic, 4–5 mm long, glossy black; aril yellow or orange. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
MuM, MSB. Also WA, NT, SA, NSW. Extending into the extreme north-west of Victoria, growing mostly in open scrub or low woodland in loamy soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|