Persoonia microphylla R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Persoonia nutans subsp. F sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Prostrate to erect shrub, young branchlets moderately hairy.
Leaves broad-elliptic to ovate to broad-ovate, 0.3–0.9 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, convex, with recurved to revolute margins, usually recurved towards the tip, slightly discolorous, sparsely to moderately hairy when immature, sparsely so when mature, scabrous; venation obscure.
Inflorescences growing on into a leafy shoot; flowers mostly subtended by leaves; pedicels 1–3 mm long, erect to spreading, glabrous to moderately hairy. Tepals 8–10 mm long, acute to apiculate, glabrous to sparsely hairy. Ovary glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: in montane heath to dry sclerophyll forest, usually on sandstone; from Mt Werong to Taralga on the Great Divide and in the Corang and Endrick R. catchments of Budawang Ra.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST
This species occasionally hybridizes with P. mollis subsp. livens where they grow together.
Text by P.H. Weston
Taxon concept: P.H. Weston (1995)
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