Gen. Hist. 2: 403 (1832) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Bushy, spreading shrub to 2 m high; branchlets often viscid, indumentum variable, sparse to dense. Phyllodes somewhat crowded, more or less linear, 0.9–1.7 cm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, stiff, sometimes subuncinate, glabrous to hairy, abaxial margin resinous, often obliquely mucronate; midrib resinous, close to adaxial margin and occasionally confluent with it near the apex; gland not prominent, usually 1–2 mm above pulvinus. Peduncles 1 or 2 per axil, 5–10 mm long, slender, usually glabrous, basal bract persistent; heads prolific, globular, 10–16-flowered, golden. Flowers 5-merous; calyx irregularly dissected, lobes sometimes more or less free. Pods to 5 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, firmly chartaceous to thinly coriaceous, curved to irregularly undulate or twisted, viscid, glabrous or sometimes glandular-hairy; seeds longitudinal, oblong, 3–5 mm long, slightly shiny, brown, aril terminal. Flowers mostly Sep.–Oct.
Gold, LoM, MuM, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Mainly in north-western Victoria, often growing in mallee communities.
Indumentum characters may prove useful for discriminating taxa within this variable species.
Similar to Acacia flexifolia but differing especially in its obscure branchlet ribs which are not coated with a thick layer of resin, 10-16-flowered heads and phyllodes which are never kinked near their base.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|