London J. Bot. 1: 362 (1842) APNI
Usually glabrous, dense shrub or tree, 2–3 m high; branchlets light brown, often slightly scurfy and distinctly yellow-ribbed. Phyllodes usually linear to narrowly elliptic, usually 3–7.5 cm long and 4–14 mm wide, 5–19 times as long as wide, usually thick (coarsely wrinkled when dry), often uncinate, mucro small and hard, recurved to straight; 1-veined; glands commonly 3, lowermost 2–20 mm above pulvinus, distal glands smaller with one at base of mucro. Raceme with rachis usually 3–20 mm long; peduncles usually 2–10 mm long; heads globular, moderately dense, 19–24-flowered, deep golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united, truncate. Pods commonly more or less straight-sided, at most slightly constricted between seeds, to 9 cm long, 5–9 mm wide, thick, woody, light brown with often a paler median stripe; seeds longitudinal, oblong-elliptic, usually 4–6 mm long, shiny, brown, aril yellow-orange or red. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, NSW. Widespread in north-west Victoria, where growing in mallee woodland or shrubland on sand.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||cultivated|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|