verticillata is one of several species of Acacia with
narrow, hard, sharp, pointed phyllodes. It is very widespread
and common as a wet forest understorey species (as a tall shrub or
small tree). It is also common on the coast.
The whorled phyllodes are distinctive, but the phyllodes are very
varied. The coastal forms (var. latifolia) have broad, thick phyllodes, whereas
forest forms often have very narrow ones.