Erect or spreading shrub or small tree to 8m.

From Blackdown Tableland, South East Qld, through eastern N.S.W. and A.C.T. to eastern Vic., with a western outlier near Longwood, Vic. (World Wide Wattle).

Phyllodes oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, straight to slightly curved, usually 5-15 cm long and 7-40 mm wide, glabrous, midvein and marginal veins prominent, finely penniveine.

Photo: Robert Whyte


Flowers are pale yellow to white puff balls.

Photo: Robert Whyte

Seed pods

Seed pods straight or slightly curved, flattish, straight-sided to slightly or irregularly more deeply constricted between seeds, 5-20 cm long, 10-17 mm (sometimes wider), somewhat leathery.

Photo: Robert Whyte


A. penninervis is regarded as comprising two varieties; however, future studies may show that var. longiracemosa warrants species status. Both varieties are variable, especially in Qld. (World Wide Wattle).

Photo: Robert Whyte