Observation just at the border of Lerderderg State Park. Comment by Peter Marriott: the head pattern, the dotted line is sort of interrupted, the black mark suggests P. diemeni. Head close-up in second image. Pantydia genus is profiled in Moths of Victoria Part 8.
The most widespread and variable variety of A. leprosa.
Spindly shrub 2 - 5 m tall.
Phyllodes 5 - 11 cm long, 7 - 25 mm wide, shiny/sticky with 2 main veins, the more central vein usually being the most obvious.
Branchlets glabrous with yellow-green longitudinal bands with dark resin between when young (2nd and 3rd photos). Some peduncles with obvious short pale appressed hairs.
Flower heads globular, 2 per leaf axil, pale yellow to lemon-yellow.
Flowers Aug - Nov.
The population in this area appears to consist wholly of plants with hairy phyllodes. This is a rarely seen occurrence for A. aculeatissima (see VicFlora entry). I've checked other NatureShare records and hairy phyllodes occur only in the northern Pyrete but not in surrounding areas (eg. Brisbane Range, Riddells Creek, Whittlesea, Kilmore, Blackwood - all of which have glabrous phyllodes).