Formerly known as Acacia sieberiana var woodii, this is a semi-decidous to decidous tree with a large and spreading flat crown. The bark is light brown and corky, peeling off in interesting, large flat sections. The flowers are cream-coloured, scented balls, which attract a host of insects. It bears long, straight prickles that cause considerable pain when handled incorrectly. Older trees may loose their thorns completely since the plant doesn’t need protection from browsers .