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Persoonia oxycoccoides Sieber ex Spreng. APNI*
Synonyms: Persoonia nutans subsp. e sensu jacobs & pickard (1981) R.Br. APNI*
Description: Prostrate to spreading shrub, young branchlets sparsely to moderately hairy.
Leaves narrow- to broad-elliptic to ovate, 0.4–1.1 cm long, 1.5–6 mm wide, flat, with recurved margins, ± discolorous, sparsely to moderately hairy when immature, glabrescent to sparsely so when mature, smooth to slightly scabrous; venation obscure.
Inflorescences growing on into a leafy shoot; flowers subtended by reduced leaves or leaves; pedicels 2–5 mm long, erect to spreading, glabrous or rarely very sparsely hairy. Tepals 8–11 mm long, acute to apiculate, glabrous. Ovary glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: in montane heath to dry sclerophyll forest, on sandstone; an area bounded by Mittagong, Jamberoo Pass and Tallong.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RCa
This species occasionally hybridizes with P. levis where they grow together.
Text by P.H. Weston
Taxon concept: P.H. Weston (1995)
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