Daviesia acicularis Sm. APNI*
Description: Usually small, wiry shrub, to 1 m high, often hispid on vegetative parts.
Phyllodes subulate or linear to narrow-elliptic, 10–40 mm long, 0.5–4 mm wide, apex aristate, acute, base truncate, margins recurved to revolute, with scattered minute teeth; midrib prominent on upper surface; venation obscure.
Racemes reduced to 1 flower; flower stalk 1–2 mm long. Calyx 3.5–4.5 mm long including 0.6–1.0 mm receptacle; teeth subequal, acuminate.
Pod 6–9 mm long excluding beak, 3.5–7 mm wide.
Flowering: Aug.(in north)–Oct.(south).
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soils, usually over sandstone, or in hummock grassland with Triodia in inland regions; widespread, east of a line from Eden to Enngonia.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by M. D. Crisp
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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