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Persoonia myrtilloides Sieber ex Schult. & Schult.f.
Family Proteaceae
Persoonia myrtilloides Sieber ex Schult. & Schult.f. APNI*

Description: Erect to spreading shrub, young branchlets moderately hairy.

Leaves narrow- to broad-elliptic or lanceolate to broad-ovate, 1.2–4.5 cm long, 4–30 mm wide, flat, with slightly recurved margins, sometimes slightly incurved, sparsely to moderately hairy when young, glabrescent when mature, smooth to moderately scabrous.

Inflorescences growing on into a leafy shoot; flowers subtended by scale leaves or leaves; pedicels 2–10 mm long, spreading to recurved, sparsely to moderately hairy. Tepals 9–12 mm long, prominently caudate with recurved to reflexed tips, sparsely to moderately hairy. Ovary glabrous.


Distribution and occurrence: in heath to dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone, from Goulburn R. to Wentworth Falls.
NSW subdivisions: CT, CWS
AVH map***

Subsp. myrtilloides occasionally hybridizes with P. acerosa, P. levis and P. recedens where they grow together.

Text by P.H. Weston
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
1Tepal tips recurved, 1.0–2.0 mm long; leaves narrow-elliptic to lanceolate, 2.0–5.0 cm long, 4–12 mm widesubsp. myrtilloides
Tepal tips prominently reflexed, 2.5–4.5 mm long; leaves mostly broad-elliptic to ovate to lanceolate, 1.2–3.8 cm long, 6–30 mm widesubsp. cunninghamii

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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