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Common name: Narrow-leaved Geebung
Persoonia linearis Andrews APNI*
Description: Erect shrub or small tree with lamellose-flaky bark, young branchlets moderately to densely hairy.
Leaves linear to narrow-oblong or linear-spathulate, 2–8.5 cm long, 1–6 mm wide, sparsely to moderately hairy when young, glabrescent when mature, smooth.
Inflorescences growing on into a leafy shoot; flowers subtended by scale leaves or leaves; pedicels 2–8 mm long, spreading to suberect, moderately to densely hairy. Tepals 11–14 mm long, apiculate or shortly caudate, sparsely to densely hairy. Ovary glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: in sclerophyll forest or woodland on various soils; south from the Macleay R. catchment.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Geographic variations in leaf width is substantial and in some areas narrow- and broad-leaved variants occur close together on different substrates. Within some populations there is also noticeable variation in leaf width.
Text by P.H. Weston
Taxon concept: P.H. Weston (1995)
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