Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)
Commonly an erect shrub or small tree to 10 m high. Phyllodes 5–20 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, thin, pliable, erect or spreading, mostly dark green. Pods mostly coriaceous and straight. Flowers Jun.–Oct.
Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Widespread in southern Victoria, possibly not native west of East Gippsland, but original range difficult to assess due to widespread naturalisation and equally common misidentification at varietal level.
This variety grades almost imperceptibly into var. sophorae, but the phyllodes typically are thinner, more pliable, usually wider at or below the middle (those of var. sophorae are mostly wider at or above the middle), and narrow gradually towards the apex (those of var. sophorae usually narrow abruptly). These varieties are sometimes treated as distinct species, but due to their morphological similarity and the presence of plants with intermediate features, infra-specific rank seems appropriate.
It seems likely that var. longifolia is spreading rapidly in southern Australia and becoming more common, possibly as a result of garden-escapes.
See A. oxycedrus for notes about hybrids with that species.
|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|