Persoonia acuminata L.A.S.Johnson & P.H.Weston APNI*
Synonyms: Persoonia nutans subsp. C sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) p.p. APNI*
Description: Prostrate to spreading shrub, young branchlets moderately hairy.
Leaves narrow- to broad-elliptic to ovate to obovate or narrow-oblong, 0.8–2.2 cm long, 2.5–8.5 mm wide, flat, with recurved margins, discolorous, sparsely hairy when immature, glabrescent to sparsely so when mature, smooth but sometimes with ± longitudinal wrinkles on lower surface when dried; venation mostly obscure.
Inflorescences growing on into a leafy shoot; flowers mostly subtended by reduced leaves or leaves; pedicels 3–6 mm long, erect to spreading, glabrous. Tepals 7–10 mm long, apiculate, glabrous. Ovary glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: in montane heath to wet sclerophyll forest, on granite, metasediments or basic volcanics; disjunctly distributed from the Ebor district to Barrington Tops and Hampton to the northern part of the Kanangra-Boyd plateau.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST
Text by P.H. Weston
Taxon concept: P.H. Weston (1995)
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