Form and Size: Medium shrub, 2-4m high.
Distribution: Coastal and near coastal areas of north Qld. south to Proserpine; Arnhem Land and P.N.G.
Phyllodes: Narrow, smooth, straight or slightly curved, tapering to both ends, membraneous, 5-15cm x
0.5-1.2cm, green, small upturned hook at tip; 1-3 prominent longitudinal veins.
Bark: Smooth, grey, sometimes mottled.
Flowers: Bright yellow balls, borne singly or in one or two pairs on short stalks in the leaf axils.
Flowering Period: January to March and sporadic.
Fruit: Pods, brown, flattened, pale margins, slightly constricted between the seeds, 5-6.5cm x 0.4-0.6cm;
alternately raised and depressed over the seeds; seeds longitudinal in the pod.
Distinctive Features: Similar to A. multisiliqua, however A. multisiliqua has thick, leathery, fleshy
phyllodes, and narrower pods 3-6cm x 0.3-0.4cm.
Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from treated seed. Fast growing and can flower in first year. Needs good
drainage and full sun. Best if planted in dense groups of three or four shrubs.
Type: "N.E. Coast, Cleveland's Bay,
Cunningham; also in Bauer's collection, and cultivated in Trinidad and in Mauritius Botanic Garden from