Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 2: 442 (1822) APNI
Open, often straggly, glabrous shrub, usually 0.6–3 m high; branchlet apices ribbed, ribs normally yellow. Phyllodes subdistant, usually patent to inclined, sessile, quadrangular to flat, 1–4(–8) cm long, 1–3 mm wide, rather coarse, rigid, straight to shallowly curved, green, apex usually asymmetric, pungent, cusp slender; veins 4, prominently 1-veined per face when flat, occasionally imperfectly 2–3-veined; gland 2–4 mm above base; stipules c. 1 mm long, sometimes deciduous. Peduncles usually 2–4 per axil, 1–2(–3) cm long, rather slender, basal bract deciduous; heads globular, 12–25-flowered, cream to rich lemon yellow. Flowers 4-merous; sepals united. Pods linear, 4–11 cm long, 4–7 mm wide, thinly coriaceous, arcuate to almost straight, raised over seeds; seeds longitudinal, 3.5–5.5 mm long, aril terminal. Flowers Feb.–Oct.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA, NSW, ACT, Tas. (including Flinders and Bruny Islands). Common through much of Victoria, growing on a variety of soils in dry sclerophyll forest and woodland or heathland below 1000 m altitude.
Phyllodes are usually 1–4 cm long and rather widely spreading, but occasionally (especially coastal areas from Wilsons Promontory to the Victoria-New South Wales border) they may be ascending to erect and may reach 8 cm long.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|