Shrub to 2(-4)m high; branchlets glabrous. Phyllodes oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic or narrowly oblong-elliptic, adaxial margin often more or less straight, 1-3 cm long, usually 2-6 mm wide, thin to coriaceous, green to somewhat glaucous, glabrous or sparsely ciliate near base, usually acute to subacute, mucro mostly more or less central; midrib not prominent, lateral veins obscure or absent; gland often absent, 3-10 mm above pulvinus. Racemes with rachis usually 1-3 cm long, glabrous; peduncles 2-5 mm long, glabrous; heads globular, 7-12-flowered, golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united. Pods narrowly oblong, to 7 cm long, 5-6 mm wide, firmly chartaceous, straight or curved, glabrous, sometimes pruinose; seeds longitudinal, oblong to ovate, 4-4.5 mm long, slightly shiny, black, aril more or less clavate. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
CVU, EGU, HNF, MonT, NIS, VAlp, VRiv. Occurring in north-eastern Victoria from Warby Range eastward, rarely above 1000 m and growing commonly on rocky ridges in open scrub or dryish forest or woodland. A single specimen apparently collected from the Wimmera region in 1905 is likely to mislabelled.
Some plants (e.g. from Beechworth Gorge) have unusually broad phyllodes, up to 1 cm wide.
Plants previously regarded to be dwarf variant of this species from the upper catchment of Little River near Wulgulmerang are now regarded to be a distinct species, A. tabula.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|