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A tangled, spreading shrub roughly 2 metres by 2 metres. The dark green phyllodes take the form of thick, rigid spikes. The cream-coloured, globular flower heads are produced singly or in pairs from the bases of the phyllodes. The pods are often (but not always) strongly curved and reach 11 cm in length.
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 May to October (rarely April).
Generally confined to the east of the region, e.g. Livingstone NP and surrounds, Mundarlo Rd, Mates Gully TSR, and the Murraguldrie area.

Based on the flora of the Graham Centre Biodiversity Nursery