Shrub 1-3m tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, with 1-2 pairs of leaflets 1-8mm wide, which fall off easily. Leaf stems ('leaves') 2-6cm long, 2-8mm wide, flat, slightly hairy, becoming hairless, with smooth edges and curved tips. Flowers yellow, with 5 petals in clusters of 3-10 flowers, the stalks arisng from the bases of the leaves. Family was Caesalpinaceae.
Differs from Senna phyllodinea in that the 'leaves' are straight and almost hairless.
Description (as Cassia eremophila var. platypoda) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 380