Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Persoonia levis

Common name

Broad-leaved geebung



Where found

Dry forest, woodland, and heath. Coast and ranges.


Tree or shrub to about 5 m high or sprawling. Fruit fleshy. Bark dark, in thin layers, flaky. Young branchlets hairless to moderately hairy with greyish hairs. Leaves alternating up the stems or almost opposite each other, 6–14 cm long, 13–80 mm wide, thickish, flat, tips mucronate, surfaces bright green, smooth, hairless (or sparsely hairy when young). Flowers with 4 yellow 'petals' each 10–14 mm long, more or less fused at the base, hairless to sparsely hairy. Flowers erect to spreading, mostly subtended by scale leaves, in 4–34-flowered clusters. Flowers Spring to Autumn.

Hybridises occasionally with Persoonia acerosa, Persoonia lanceolata, Persoonia linearis, Persoonia mollis subsp. ledifolia, Persoonia myrtilloides subsp. myrtilloides and Persoonia oxycoccoides.

Protected NSW.

Rare Vic.

PlantNET description: (accessed 31 January, 2021)