Persoonia subvelutina L.A.S.Johnson

Velvety Geebung

Victorian Naturalist 73: 161 (1957) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Spreading shrub or small tree to 5 m high; young branches moderately to densely hairy. Leaves alternate to subopposite, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, oblanceolate to obovate or narrowly spathulate to spathulate, 3–8 cm long, 6–18 mm wide, discolorous, flat, moderately to densely hairy when young, sparsely to moderately hairy when mature, minutely scabrous; margins recurved to revolute, sometimes slightly incurved. Flowers solitary in axils of leaves; pedicels 1–4 mm long, erect, moderately to densely hairy. Tepals 11–15 mm long, apiculate to caudate, moderately to densely hairy, terminal spine to c. 1 mm long; anthers white; ovary glabrous. Drupe ovoid, to c. 14 mm long, c. 12 mm wide, green. Flowers summer.

HNF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. A rare species in Victoria, apparently confined to shaded slopes in montane and subalpine forests of the north-east (e.g. between Bright and Mt Hotham, and from Bogong Village to Falls Creek).

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.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-07
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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 subvelutina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Persoonia subvelutina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory