Large shrub or small tree. Branches drooping. Phyllodes linear to narrowly lanceolate, 5-12 cm long, 2-12 mm wide, with several parallel veins. Gland absent. Flowers in pale yellow spikes, prolific; July-Sept. Fruit pod 7-10 cm long, 3-5 mm wide.
The cultivar 'Gippsland Gold' is listed.
A. glaucescens Willd., Coast Myall (Rosewood), from NSW has hairy bark and branchlets, lanceolate, sometimes sickle-shaped, blue-green phyllodes, and flowers pale yellow in spikes 2-6 cm long; A. lasiocalyx C. Andrews from WA has long phyllodes 15-20 cm long, 2-4 mm wide, and cylindrical flower spikes; A. longissima Wendl. from Qld and NSW has very long phyllodes 10-30 cm long, 1-4 mm wide and flexible, flower spikes dispersed and near-white.
Vic, NSW, Qld.
Leaves with several main veins; flowers in cylindrical spikes; gland absent.
Source: (2002). Mimosaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.