Shrub 30cm-2m tall. Branchlets sharp tipped. ‘Leaves’ alternating up the stems or opposite each other. 'Leaves' 0.2-8cm long, to 4mm wide, flat to almost linear, hairy, edges smooth, with a straight to curved point. Flower heads yellow, spherical, single, the stalks arising from the bases of the 'leaves'. Endangered NSW. Protected NSW.
Description and photo (as Acacia acanthoclada) in GM Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and JH Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 352
NSW Department of Environment & Heritage profile: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/threatenedspeciesapp/profile.aspx?id=10001
World Wide Wattle line drawings and photos: http://www.worldwidewattle.com/imagegallery/image.php?p=0&l=a&id=16159&o=1