Biblioth. Bot. 89: 69 (1921) APNI
Divaricately branched, usually rather dense shrub to c. 1.5 m high, branches weakly ridged, glabrous, with sparse semi-appressed pubescence or shortly woolly, sometimes becoming gently zigzagged as fruits mature. Leaves linear to elliptic, 5–15 mm long, glabrous or with few to many appressed or semi-appressed hairs. Fruiting perianth hard, glabrous to shortly woolly; tube c. 2 mm long, slightly expanded at base, obliquely attached, attachment flat or slightly convex; limb not or barely developed; spines 4 or 5, widely spreading to recurved, the 3 abaxial spines c. 5–15 mm long, the 2 (or sometimes 1) adaxial 1–4 mm long.
Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim.
3 varieties, all in Victoria (plants of intermediate form are sometimes encountered).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|