Persoonia cornifolia A.Cunn. ex R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Persoonia cornifolia subsp. D sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Erect to spreading shrub, young branchlets moderately to densely hairy.
Leaves elliptic to broad-elliptic to ovate, 2–8 cm long, 10–45 mm wide, flat, with ± recurved margins, sparsely to moderately hairy when immature, glabrescent when mature, smooth to slightly scabrous.
Inflorescences mostly terminated by a dormant bud; flowers mostly subtended by scale leaves; pedicels usually 1–2 mm long, erect, densely hairy. Tepals 10–13 mm long, acute to apiculate, moderately to densely hairy. Ovary moderately to densely hairy or rarely glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: in woodland to dry sclerophyll forest on granite, sandstone and metasediments; north from Moonbi Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
This species occasionally hybridizes with P. fastigata, P. terminalis, P. sericea and P. tenuifolia where it grows with these species; it also forms narrow hybrid-zones with P. oleoides where their distributions meet. It intergrades wih P. stradbrokensis north of Drake (NC).
Text by P.H. Weston
Taxon concept: P.H. Weston (1995)
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