Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Branchlets densely covered in spreading hairs. Phyllodes linear-elliptic to narrowly obovate, mostly 3–5.5 cm long and 3–7 mm wide, sharply pungent, acute, often mucronate or cuspidate; gland mostly 3.5–13 above pulvinus. Peduncles 2–4 mm long, minutely hairy to glabrous; heads globular to subglobular, c. 6.5 mm diam. Flowers Jun.–Oct.
CVU, HNF, HSF, MuF, NIS, VRiv. Also NSW. Confined to north-east in Victoria, particularly near Mt Pilot and Pine Mountain. Growing in open eucalypt forest on shale and granite hills in shallow stony or sandy soils.
Populations of this variety from the southern end of the range are less densely hairy and approach var. whanii.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|