Persoonia acerosa Sieber ex Schult. & Schult.f. APNI*
Description: Erect to spreading shrub, young branchlets glabrous to sparsely hairy.
Leaves subterete and prominently channelled above, 1.2–2.3 cm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, strongly incurved, smooth, sparsely hairy when young, soon glabrescent.
Inflorescences growing on into a leafy shoot; flowers mostly subtended by full-sized leaves; pedicels 1–2 mm long, spreading to suberect, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Tepals 8–10 mm long, glabrous. Ovary glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: in heath or dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone; central Blue Mtns south to Hill Top.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
This species occasionally hybridizes with P. levis, P. myrtilloides and possibly P. linearis where they grow together.
Text by P.H. Weston
Taxon concept: P.H. Weston (1995)
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