in B.Field, Geogr. Mem. New South Wales 345 (1825) APNI
Erect or spreading shrub or tree, 3–15 m high. Phyllodes linear to narrowly elliptic, 12–25 cm long, 7–23 mm wide, obtuse, coriaceous, margins uneven and edged with microscopic granular resin globules, dark green; primary veins commonly 2–5, prominent, secondary veins more or less parallel and reticulate; gland c. 8 mm above. Spikes 3–7 cm long, creamy to pale yellow; rachis visible between flowers, glabrous; peduncles 5–10 mm long. Flowers 4-merous, loosely packed; sepals united, often ciliate. Pods subcylindric, linear, mostly straight, 5–15 cm long, 3.5–7 mm wide; seeds narrowly elliptic, 4.5–6 mm long, wide, shiny, funicle thin, folded c. 4–5 times, aril turbinate. Flowers usually Dec.–Feb.
EGL, EGU, HFE, HSF. Also Qld, NSW.
Restricted to dryish sites in foothills and mountain ranges in far eastern Victoria. A small population established recently near McMahons Creek in the Upper Yarra area was presumably derived from seed carried by fire-fighting equipment and a 1925 collection labelled Box Hill is presumably in error or was introduced to the area.
Distinguished from Acacia longifolia by the resinous margins of its thicker, less pliable phyllodes. It fruits very rarely and appears to propagate principally by suckering.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|