Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Persoonia recedens

Common name

A geebung



Where found

Dry forest. Ranges and eastern edge of the tablelands north from west of Kanangra Boyd National Park. Most records on Newnes Plateau, north of the area covered by this key.


Shrub to 1.5 m tall or prostrate, hairs greyish, appressed. Fruit fleshy. Bark smooth. Young branchlets sparsely to moderately hairy. Leaves alternating up the stems, 1–2 cm long, 1.2–3.5 mm wide, flat, with flat to curved down margins, surfaces the same colour on each side to slightly different colours on each side, sparsely hairy when immature, becoming hairless when mature. Flowers with 4 yellow 'petals' each 9–10 mm long, more or less fused at the base, hairless. Flowerssubtended by small leaves or leaves, erect to spreading, in 1–12-flowered clusters. Flowers Dec.–Jan. 

Hybridises with Persoonia myrtilloides subsp. myrtilloides, producing hybrid swarms of limited extent.

Protected NSW.

PlantNET description:  (accessed 31 January, 2021)