Spreading shrub to 2 m tall with angular, often reddish, willowy branches. Phyllodes linear-oblong, 1-1.5 cm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, overlapping and pointing upwards, 1- nerved, the tip with a short point next to the gland. Flower heads globular, of 10-15 flowers; mostly winter. Fruit pods more or less linear, papery.
A. lineata G. Don, Streaked Wattle, from SA, Qld, NSW and Vic is a dense, spreading shrub to about 1.5 m tall. The phyllodes are directed upwards and the midrib is close to one margin.
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.