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Persoonia curvifolia R.Br.
Family Proteaceae
Persoonia curvifolia R.Br. APNI*

Description: Erect to spreading shrub, young branchlets moderately to densely hairy.

Leaves linear to oblong or linear-spathulate, 1.5–4.5 cm long, 0.5–1.25 mm wide, usually strongly incurved, terete to convex, sparsely to moderately hairy when young, glabrescent when mature.

Inflorescences growing on into a leafy shoot; flowers mostly subtended by leaves; pedicels 2–4 mm long, suberect to spreading, moderately to densely hairy. Tepals 10–12 mm long, apiculate to caudate, sparsely to moderately hairy. Ovary glabrous.


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Distribution and occurrence: in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland on sandstone; south from the Warrumbungle Ra. and Goulburn R. valley to the Cocoparra Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, SWP
AVH map***

This species and P. cuspidifera apparently hybridize in the Warrumbungle–Pilliga Scrub area.

Text by P.H. Weston
Taxon concept: P.H. Weston (1995)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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