Bark finely fissured or sometimes smooth.
Phyllodes elliptic to broadly elliptic, straight to slightly curved, 5-10 cm long, 15-50 mm wide, not hairy, 3 or 4 longitudinal veins prominent, new growth attractive red.
Flowers in Spring, racemes with globose clusters of pale yellow to cream-coloured heads
Seed pods green-brown, straight or curved, more or less flat, 5-16 cm long, 10-16 mm wide. Seeds germinate in 2-4 weeks.
Named in honour of Richard Thomas Baker (1854-1941), who was a member of the Sydney Technological Museum staff, and the collector of the type.
Foliage. Photo: Robert Whyte