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Open, upright shrub generally reaching 3 metres in height. The ‘leaves’ (phyllodes) are greyish and elliptical. They are usually shorter and broader than those of A. decora, which this species resembles. The bright yellow, globular flower heads are produced in clusters from the bases of the phyllodes. They are followed by straight or slightly curved pods which often have a pale, waxy bloom. The seeds of A. buxifolia lack the extended funicle (the white structure attaching the seed to the pod) of A. decora.
Seed is protected by a hard seed coat which must be broken (either by nicking, abrading, or soaking briefly in near-boiling water) before it will germinate. Germinates readily after treatment. May also grow from cuttings.
Chiefly July to October, occasionally into November.
Generally found east of the Olympic Hwy, e.g. Holbrook Rd near Gelston Park, Livingstone NP and SCA, and the Murraguldrie area, where it is a major midstorey species.

Based on the flora of the Graham Centre Biodiversity Nursery