Australian Systematic Botany 10: 44 (1997) APNI
Rigid, spreading shrub mostly less than c. 1 m high; stems hispid or minutely hairy. Phyllodes ovate to narrow-ovate, 5–12 mm long, (1.5–)2.5–4(–6) mm wide, leaf length to width ratio 1.2–3, usually widest at base, often abruptly constricted from midway; apex long acuminate; base rounded or obtuse; upper surface convex with prominent midrib. Flowers solitary or paired in leaf axil, rarely in umbellate clusters of 3; standard orange. Flowers Aug.–Jan.
CVU, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro, Wim. Widespread and common in hilly country, extending into montane and subalpine areas.
Generally distinguished by the wider leaves that are broadest at the base, and solitary or paired flowers with an orange standard. Plants growing at higher altitudes are sometimes relatively narrow-leaved, and intermediates between these two subspecies (with leaf length to width ratio 3–4) have been recorded in north-eastern Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|