Other Names Brown Salwood Wattle, New Guinea wattle, Golden Flowered Salwood
Description The Hickory Wattle is shrub or small tree growing to about 2 m to 8 m in height, although can grow taller. It usually has a single trunk but can be branched from near the ground. The phyllodes have a slight sheen, are narrow sickle shaped and grow to about 5 cm to 12 cm long and 1 cm to 3 cm wide. The phyllodes have prominent / veins along their length. It flowers between January and June with flowers are produced in clusters of up to axil of phyllodes. The flower heads are bright yellow and 2cm to 5 cm long. The seed pods straight to curved or twisted and about 2cm to 8 cm long and about 1 cm wide.
Habitat Found in sclerophyll forest, woodland, also rocky outcrops and along creek banks
Distribution found mainly east of the Great Dividing Range from northern Queensland to northern New South Wales