Victorian Naturalist 73: 171 (1957) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: endangered (EN); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Dense, rounded, sprawling shrub to 1.5 m high; branchlets slightly angled to terete with prominent, minutely asperate ribs, glabrous. Phyllodes spreading, subsessile, subterete to compressed, 2–4.5 cm long, 1–1.3 mm wide, rigid, straight to slightly curved, minutely asperate, glabrous, sometimes viscid, pungent; main veins 10–12, distant, raised. Peduncles 3–5 mm long, 1–4 per node, with appressed, minute hairs; heads globular, 3.5–4.5 mm diam., c. 20-flowered, golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free. Pods intestine-like, zigzag, bent c. 5 times, slightly raised over and constricted between seeds, to c. 2 cm long and 2 mm wide, coriaceous, with sparse appressed, minute hairs, brown with thickened, yellow margins; seeds longitudinal, oblong to elliptic, c. 3 mm long, dull, dark brown to black; aril apical. Flowers Jul.–Sep.
LoM, Wim. Also SA. Restricted in Victoria to an area west of Nhill. Throughout its range it grows on a variety of soils in open-forest and woodland.
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