Comm. Acac. Aphyll. , 16, t. 4 (1820) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Neat, glabrous shrub 1–4m high; branchlets red-brown. Phyllodes mostly inclined to ascending, on raised stem projections, mostly oblanceolate, 3–8 cm long, 5–17 mm wide, glabrous, obtuse or acute, mucronate; midrib prominent, slightly asymmetric, pinnate veins indistinct; glands usually exserted, 2–4, the lowermost 3–10 mm above pulvinus. Raceme with rachis 1–6.5 cm long; peduncles 2–4 mm long, slender; heads globular, 6–12-flowered, bright golden; bracteoles dark brown, evident in buds. Flowers 5-merous; sepals more or less free. Pods linear, shallowly constricted between seeds, to 9 cm long, 5–6 mm wide, firmly chartaceous, dark brown to black, glabrous; seeds longitudinal, oblong to elliptic or ovate, 3.5–5 mm long, slightly shiny, black; funicle encircling seed in a single or sometimes double fold, pale red-brown, aril clavate. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
EGL, EGU, MonT, SnM. Also NSW. Restricted in Victoria to rain-shadowed catchments of the upper Snowy River, where it grows on rocky slopes and along watercourses in low open-forest.
Similar to small phyllode forms of A. rubida, but distinguished by its free sepals and phyllodes with 2–4 prominent glands.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|