Gen. Hist. 2: 405 (1832) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Shrub or tree 2–6 m high; branchlets ± terete, pruinose with dense soft, spreading hairs. Phyllodes elliptic to broadly elliptic or ovate, 2–5 cm long, 10–25 mm wide, silvery-grey to glaucous, softly hairy, becoming glabrescent, acute to obtuse, mucronate; pinnately veined, midrib prominent and situated slightly more towards the adaxial margin; gland not prominent, 8–25 mm above the pulvinus. Racemes with rachis 2–11 cm long, pruinose, covered with soft spreading hairs; peduncles 5–10 mm long, pruinose, covered with soft spreading hairs; heads globular, 15–30-flowered, bright yellow. Flowers 5-merous, sepals united. Pods oblong, 5–12 cm long, 10–22 mm wide, thinly coriaceous, pruinose, velvety, becoming glabrescent; seeds longitudinal, oblong, 6–7.5 mm long, dull, black, aril clavate. Flowers Jun.–Aug.
*CVU, *Gold, *HSF, *NIS, *VVP. Native to Queensland and northern New South Wales, occasionally escaping cultivation, commonly in dry open woodland on rocky soil.
Readily distinguished by the silvery-grey waxy bloom on young growth.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||introduced|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|