Form and Size: Spreading, semi-prostrate shrub to 1m in
height, spreading to 2m.
Distribution: Across northern Australia, mostly within 100km of the coast, and on sandstone ridges and
escarpments in several inland occurrences.
Phyllodes: Broad, rough, hairy, almost semi-circular, with upper margin curved much more than the lower
3.5-8cm x 2-4.5cm, 3 main longitudinal veins, the lowest running to the curved phyllode tip and others curving to
the upper margin.
Bark: Round, hairy branchlets.
Flowers: Short, bright yellow spikes, 1-3cm long, usually singly in the leaf axils.
Flowering Period: Periodic throughout the year.
Fruit: Upright clusters of narrow, hairy, papery pods, 4-8cm x 0.3-0.5cm, grey in colour. Seeds arranged
longitudinally in pod.
Distinctive Features: Densely hairy phyllodes and stems and distinctive phyllode shape.
Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from treated seed. Grows on sandy, well drained soil.
Type: "N. Coast, Bauer; Cleveland Bay,