Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Persoonia juniperina

Common name

Prickly geebung



Where found

Dry forest, woodland, and heath. Coast and ranges south from Eden and Bombala.


Shrub to about about 2 m high or sprawling, hairs greyish. Fruit fleshy. Leaves usually sharp pointed. Bark smooth. Young branchlets sparsely to densely hairy. Leaves alternating up the stems, 0.8–3.5 cm long, 0.7–1.5 mm wide, rigid, concave in cross section, surfaces hairless to densely hairy. Flowers with 4 yellow 'petals' each 6–11 mm long, more or less fused at the base, hairless to hairy. Flowers erect or spreading, mostly subtended by leaves, in 1–40-flowered clusters. Flowers Summer to Autumn. Fruit yellow-green to purplish, about 10 mm long, about 8 mm wide. Flowers mostly Dec.–Feb.

Protected NSW.

Hybridises sporadically with Persoonia rigida.

PlantNET description: (accessed 31 January, 2021)