Shrub to small tree to 15m. Rounded crown and pendulous branches.
|Form or habit:
||Acacia / wattle|
Phyllode- narrowly eliptic, long and sickle-shaped. 9-26.5 x 1-3.5mm. Juvenile foliage larger. Three prominent yellowish veins crowd together at base of phyllode, secondary veins widely spaced (1-3 per mm) and more or less parallel. Prominent swollen basal gland.
||Yellow to golden yellow
|Flower description:||Yellow spikes 4-7cm long, in pairs in the leaf axils. Flowering in autumn to spring|
||Pods, long, very narrow, flat, somewhat constricted between seeds. Twisted to coiled 8-15 x 0.2-0.35 cm. Seed is dark brown with a large yellow-orange aril.|
|Habitat:||Woodland/ open forest|
|Distribution:||Northern areas of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia in coastal eucalypt forests along fresh water stream banks and seasonal swampy areas.|
|Food source for:||Larval food plant for the Northern Hairstreak butterfly.|
|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||A good screening or windbreak tree. Timber useful for turning.|
||Melzer R. & Plumb J. (2007) Plants of Capricornia.
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