Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Persoonia myrtilloides subsp. myrtilloides

Common name

Myrtle geebung



Where found

Dry forest and heath. Blue Mountains National Park and north.


Shrub to 2.5 m high. Fruit fleshy. Bark smooth. Young branchlets moderately hairy with greyish hairs. Leaves alternating up the stems, 2–5 cm long, 4–12 mm wide, flat, with slightly curved down margins, sometimes slightly curved upwards, surfaces sparsely to moderately hairy when young, becoming hairless when mature, smooth to moderately rough. Flowers with 4 yellow 'petals' each 9–12 mm long, more or less fused at the base, sparsely to moderately hairy. Flowers spreading to curved down, subtended by scale leaves or leaves, in 1–40-flowered clusters. Flowers Dec.–Apr. 

Protected NSW.

Hybridises occasionally with Persoonia acerosa, Persoonia levis and, more extensively, with Persoonia recedens, producing hybrid swarms of limited extent with that species.

PlantNET description: (accessed 31 January, 2021)