Common name: Lance Leaf Geebung
Persoonia lanceolata Andrews APNI*
Synonyms: Persoonia lanceolata subsp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Erect to spreading shrub, young branchlets moderately to densely hairy.
Leaves oblanceolate to obovate or narrow-spathulate, 3–10 cm long, 4–32 mm wide, flat, glabrous to moderately hairy when young, glabrescent when mature, smooth.
Inflorescences growing on into a leafy shoot; flowers subtended by leaves; pedicels 1–5 mm long, erect, moderately to densely hairy. Tepals 10–12 mm long, acuminate to caudate, sparsely to densely hairy. Ovary glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: in heath to dry sclerophyll forest on coastal sand and sandstone, coast and ranges from South West Rocks to Sassafras.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, ?SC, CT, ST, CWS
This species occasionally hybridizes with P. linearis, P. katerae and P. virgata where it grows with these species.
Text by P.H. Weston
Taxon concept: P.H. Weston (1995)
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