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Persoonia marginata A.Cunn. ex R.Br.
Family Proteaceae
Persoonia marginata A.Cunn. ex R.Br. APNI*

Description: Spreading to decumbent shrub, young branchlets moderately to densely hairy.

Leaves elliptic to broad-elliptic or obovate, 2–4 cm long, 6–23 mm wide, flat, sparsely hairy when young, glabrescent when mature, smooth to slightly scabrous.

Inflorescences terminated by a dormant bud or growing on into a leafy shoot; flowers mostly subtended by leaves; pedicels 2–7 mm long, erect to spreading, moderately hairy. Tepals 8–10 mm long, caudate, sparsely hairy. Ovary densely hairy.


Flower
Photo J. Plaza

Distribution and occurrence: in dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone; restricted to the Capertee district.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
AVH map***

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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