Linnaea 26: 617 (1855) APNI
Bushy, spreading shrub 2–4 m high, branches often ultimately pendent; branchlets angled at extremities, glabrous, usually pruinose. Phyllodes narrowly linear to narrowly elliptic, 5–14 cm long, 3.5–8 mm wide, straight, glabrous, finely mucronate; midrib prominent, lateral veins absent or obscure; gland not prominent, 1–10 mm above pulvinus. Racemes with rachis 2–4 cm long, glabrous, 8–16-headed, enclosed when young by conspicuous imbricate bracts; peduncles 6–10 mm long, slender, glabrous; heads globular, 12–17-flowered, pale to lemon yellow. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free. Pods oblong, usually 6–12 cm long, 6–12 mm wide, thinly coriaceous, glabrous, often pruinose; seeds longitudinal, oblong to elliptic, 5–6.5 mm long, dull, dark brown to black, aril narrow. Flowers (Feb.–)Apr.–Aug.
*DunT, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HSF, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also WA (naturalised), SA (native and naturalised), NSW (naturalised). Native to South Australia, commonly cultivated, occasionally escaping into surrounding remnant native vegetation.
The low, arching cultivar ‘Parsons Cascade’ is commonly grown in cultivation.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|