Persoonia silvatica L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Description: Erect to spreading shrub or small tree, young branchlets sparsely to moderately hairy.
Leaves narrow-elliptic, lanceolate or narrow-spathulate to oblanceolate, 3–12 cm long, 6–25 mm wide, flat, with recurved margins, sparsely to moderately hairy when young, glabrescent when mature, smooth.
At least some inflorescences growing on into a leafy shoot and bearing some flowers in the axils of leaves; flowers subtended by scale leaves or leaves; pedicels 1–3 mm long, glabrous to moderately hairy. Tepals 12–14 mm long, acute to caudate, glabrous to moderately hairy. Ovary glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: in woodland to wet sclerophyll forest; south from Currockbilly and Woila Creek.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by P.H. Weston
Taxon concept: P.H. Weston (1995)
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