Western silver wattle

Acacia decora

Erect or spreading shrub usually 1–4 m high; branchlets ridged, reddish brown, at first appressed-hairy, glabrescent.

Phyllodes narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate or obovate, ± straight or slightly curved, 1.5–5 cm long, usually 2–7 mm wide, subglaucous, glabrous, midvein prominent, lateral veins obscure or faint, apex acute or obtuse with a mucro; 1 or 2 glands with lowermost usually 5–15 mm above pulvinus; pulvinus < 2 mm long.

Inflorescences mostly 5–15 in an axillary or terminal (rarely indefinite) raceme; axis 2–6 cm long; peduncles 5–8 mm long, usually golden appressed-hairy; heads globose, 15–30-flowered, 4.5–6 mm diam., bright yellow.

Pods usually straight to shallowly curved, ± flat, ± straight-sided to slightly constricted between seeds, 5–10 cm long, 4–7 mm wide, firmly papery to thinly leathery, glabrous, sometimes ± pruinose; seeds longitudinal; funicle filiform.

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