Muelleria 19: 6 (2004) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Phyllodes 6–26 mm long, usually strongly concavo-convex in section. Peduncles (7–)9–16 mm long, slender, hispid with only gland-tipped hairs, or sometimes also with shorter eglandular hairs; heads globular, 4–6 mm diam. (on preserved specimens), (15–)24–35-flowered, cream to pale yellow, bracteoles gland-tipped, shorter than buds. Pods 15–35 mm long, 4–6 mm wide, not or hardly rounded over seeds. Flowers Jul.–Oct.
CVU, Gold, VVP. Restricted in Victoria, mainly known from sites west of Melbourne (Brisbane Ranges, Werribee Gorge area, Beaufort) with disjunct records from near Wedderburn. Plants grow in shallow soil in dry to moist open Eucalyptus forest.
Plants from the Bacchus Marsh area are intermediate between the two subspecies, and not convincingly placed in either taxon. Plants have long slender peduncles with long glandular hairs similar to those of A. aspera subsp. parviceps, however the heads resemble the typical form, being c. 40–50-flowered, with long eglandular bracteoles.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|