in T.Mitch., Three Exped. Australia 2: 200 (1838) APNI
Broom-like shrub to 1 m tall; branches glabrous; branchlets rigid, terete, 1.5–2 mm thick, grey-green, striate, often somewhat flexuose. Juvenile leaves sometimes present, obovate, 2-lobed. Phyllodes terete, 2–5 mm long, green, oblique to stem, tip recurved, pungent, base continuous with stem. Inflorescences 1–few per axil, racemose, mostly 1–4-flowered, rachis 1–3 mm long; peduncle 0–1 mm long; pedicels to 1–2 mm long, subtended by an ovate bract to c. 0.5 mm long. Calyx 3–4 mm long including c. 1 mm receptacle, teeth short, triangular to apiculate, fimbriate, upper 2 almost united into an obtuse lip; corolla apricot to reddish-brown; standard transverse-elliptic, c. 5 mm long, c. 7 mm wide, striate, apricot or reddish grading to a darker centre. Pod obliquely triangular, c. 15 mm long, c. 10 mm wide, inflated; seeds reniform, 3–4 mm long, rounded. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
Brid, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, OtP, OtR, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA. Confined to the western half of Victoria where found in coastal and inland sclerophyll forests and woodlands often on sandy soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|New South Wales|