Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Persoonia acuminata

Common name

A geebung



Where found

Forest and heath. Ranges west from Sydney.


Shrub to 1.7 m tall, spreading to prostrate. Fruit fleshy. Bark smooth. Young branchlets moderately hairy with greyish hairs. Leaves alternating up the stems, 0.8–2.2 cm long, 2.5–8.5 mm wide, flat, with curved down margins, surfaces different colours, surfaces sparsely hairy to hairless, tips pointed. Flowers with 4 yellow 'petals' each 7–10 mm long, more or less fused at the base, hairless. Flowers erect to spreading, in 1-16 flowered clusters, the flowers mostly subtended by small leaves or leaves. Flowers Dec.–Apr. 

Intergrades with Persoonia oxycoccoides in a limited area between Jenolan Caves and Kanangra Walls at the southern end of its distribution.

Protected NSW.

PlantNET description:  (accessed 30 January, 2021)