Common name: Mountain Geebung
Persoonia asperula L.A.S.Johnson & P.H.Weston APNI*
Synonyms: Persoonia nutans subsp. G sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Prostrate to erect shrub, young branchlets moderately hairy.
Leaves narrow-oblong to oblong to elliptic or less frequently ovate, usually 0.7–2.2 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, flat, with recurved margins, concolorous to strongly discolorous, sparsely to moderately hairy when immature, sparsely to moderately so when mature, finely scabrous; venation obscure.
Inflorescences growing on into a leafy shoot; flowers mostly subtended by reduced leaves or leaves; pedicels 1–5 mm long, erect to spreading, sparsely to moderately hairy. Tepals 9–11 mm long, acute to apiculate, glabrous to moderately hairy. Ovary glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: in montane heath to wet sclerophyll forest, on granite or metasediments; south from Sandhills Ra.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: ?Vic.
This species occasionally hybridizes with P. chamaepeuce where they grow together.
Text by P.H. Weston
Taxon concept: P.H. Weston (1995)
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