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

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

Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, narrow-oblong, narrow-elliptic or narrow-spathulate to spathulate, 1.5–6 cm long, 2–21 mm wide, flat, sometimes with recurved margins, sometimes incurved, moderately to densely hairy when young, minutely scabrous (± so).

Inflorescences growing on into a leafy shoot; flowers subtended by scale leaves or leaves; pedicels 2–12 mm long, moderately to densely hairy. Tepals 9–11 mm long, apiculate to caudate, moderately hairy. Ovary densely hairy.


Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flower
Photo D. Hardin

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Distribution and occurrence: in woodland to dry sclerophyll forest, north from Grenfell.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

This species occasionally hybridizes with P. cornifolia, P. tenuifolia and P. terminalis where it occus with those species.

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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