Sketch Veg. Swan Riv. Col. 15 (1839) APNI
Spindly, erect or semi-weeping shrub to 3 m high, glabrous; branchlets angled, sometimes winged, green with yellowish ribs. Phyllodes few, usually filiform, 6–24 cm long, 0.8–1.8 mm wide, usually pentagonal, ridged, resembling branches, mucronate; veins 5, prominently raised; gland 1, approx. one third to mid-way along margin. Raceme with rachis to c. 14 cm long, branch-like; peduncles 3–8 mm long, slender; heads globular, 12–24-flowered, light golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united. Pods linear, submoniliform, to c. 9 cm long, 3–4 mm wide, chartaceous to thinly coriaceous; seeds longitudinal, oblong to oblong-elliptic, 4–5 mm long, shiny, dark brown; aril apical.
*DunT, *GGr, *OtP. Native to West Australia, commonly cultivated, plants naturalised in the Grampians, gowing in sandy soils. Also recorded on the south coast near Geelong, but plants have apparently not persisted at that site.
A distinctive species with branch-like leaves and inflorescences, making these organs somewhat obscure, and the flower-heads often appearing to be solitary on leafless branches.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|