Common name: Broad-leaved Geebung
Persoonia levis (Cav.) Domin APNI*
Synonyms: Persoonia salicina Pers. APNI*
Description: Erect to spreading shrub or small tree, young branchlets glabrous to moderately hairy.
Leaves oblanceolate to obovate or narrow-oblong or narrow-elliptic or spathulate, 6–14 cm long, 13–80 mm wide, flat, glabrous to sparsely hairy when young, glabrescent when mature, smooth.
Inflorescences growing on into a leafy shoot; flowers mostly subtended by scale leaves; pedicels 3–8 mm long, erect to spreading, sparsely to moderately hairy. Tepals 10–14 mm long, apiculate, glabrous to sparsely hairy. Ovary glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: in heath to dry sclerophyll forest, south from the Nambucca district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
This species occasionally hybridizes with P. acerosa, P. linearis, P. mollis subsp. ledifolia, P. myrtilloides and P. oxycoccoides.
Text by P.H. Weston
Taxon concept: P.H. Weston (1995)
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