in Maiden & Blakeley, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 60: 188 (1927) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Dense shrub 1–2.5 m high; branchlets minutely woolly or densely covered in appressed minute hairs. Phyllodes occasionally deflexed, oblong-elliptic to narrowly elliptic or lanceolate, (1–)2.5–5 cm long, 3–6 mm wide, slightly asymmetric, grey-green to glaucous, glabrous, sometimes subglabrous when young; midrib prominent, lateral veins obscure or absent; gland not prominent, 1–15 mm above pulvinus. Racemes with rachis 1–4 cm long, usually densely hairy, 4–10-headed; peduncles 1–3 mm long, usually densely hairy; heads globular, subdensely 8–15-flowered, bright golden; bracteoles widely ovate to subcircular, dark brown to black. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united, brown; petals 1-veined. Pods oblong to narrowly oblong, to 6 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, raised over seeds along midline, firmly chartaceous, glabrous, blackish, slightly to moderately pruinose, stalked; seeds mostly transverse to oblique, ellipsoid to widely ellipsoid, c. 4 mm long, 3.5 mm wide. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
EGU, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. In Victoria mainly in the Suggan Buggan-Gelantipy area in northern East Gippsland. Usually growing in dryish woodland or forest on rocky slopes, commonly at c. 1000 m altitude.
Long phyllode variants of A. kybeanensis may resemble A. kettlewelliae but are most readily distinguished by their more or less terete branchlets, hoary branchlets, peduncles and raceme axes, and less prominent glands which are not, or scarcely, swollen within the lamina of the phyllode. Deflexed phyllodes, which occasionally occur in the long phyllode variant, are sometimes also seen in A. boormanii.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|