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Common name: Laurel Geebung
Persoonia laurina Pers. APNI*
Description: Erect to decumbent shrub, young branchlets densely hairy.
Leaves mostly opposite and decussate, ovate or narrow-oblong to oblong, 3.5–11 cm long, 10–60 mm wide, flat, with recurved margins, sparsely to moderately hairy when young, glabrescent when mature, smooth or moderately scabrous.
Inflorescences terminated by a dormant bud; flowers subtended by scale leaves; pedicels 0–2 mm long, erect, densely hairy. Tepals 12–15 mm long, obtuse to acute, densely hairy. Ovary glabrous or densely hairy.
Distribution and occurrence: in heath to dry sclerophyll forest, mostly on sandstone; Bulahdelah south to Conjola and the Budawang Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Text by P.H. Weston
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Ovary densely hairy; mature leaves smooth or scabrous||2|
|Ovary glabrous; mature leaves scabrous||subsp. leiogyna|
|2||Mature leaves smooth||subsp. laurina|
|Mature leaves scabrous|
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