Persoonia confertiflora Benth.

Cluster-flower Geebung

Fl. Austral. 5: 396 (1870) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect to decumbent shrub to 1.5 m high; young branches moderately to densely hairy. Leaves alternate or opposite, lanceolate, narrowly elliptic to elliptic or ovate, 3–12 cm long, 10–30 mm wide, flat, mucronate, strongly discolorous, smooth, sparsely hairy when young, glabrescent when mature; margins recurved; apex acute or obtuse. Inflorescence an axillary or apparently terminal raceme (flowering axis c. 3–8 mm long), terminated by a dormant bud; flowers subtended by scale leaves; pedicels 1–2 mm long, erect, densely hairy. Tepals 12–14 mm long, apiculate, densely hairy, terminal spine to c. 1 mm long; anthers white; ovary glabrous. Drupe ovoid, to c. 18 mm long, c. 14 mm wide, initially green becoming purplish. Flowers Nov.–Feb.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW. Locally common in montane and sub-alpine forests east of the Baw Baw Plateau, extending to near-coastal areas of East Gippsland.

Unusually robust plants to c. 3 m high have been observed above the Snowy River north-east of Buchan. Possible hybrids with P. silvatica and P. chamaepeuce have been observed near Genoa and the Moroka River Gorge respectively.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Proteaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Proteanae
order Proteales
family Proteaceae
genus Persoonia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Persoonia confertiflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Persoonia confertiflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory