Persoonia brevifolia (Benth.) L.A.S.Johnson & P.H.Weston


Telopea 4: 275 (1991) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect shrub to c. 1.8 m high; young branches moderately hairy. Leaves alternate, elliptic to broadly elliptic, ovate or obovate, 1–2.4 cm long, 3–12 mm wide, flat, mucronate, slightly to strongly discolorous, smooth, sparsely hairy when young, glabrescent when mature; margins slightly recurved. Flowers solitary in axils of leaves; pedicels 2–5 mm long, erect or recurved, usually glabrous. Tepals 8–12 mm long, caudate, glabrous to sparsely hairy, terminal spine to c. 1 mm long; ovary glabrous. Drupe ovoid, to c. 12 mm long, c. 9 mm wide. Flowers Dec.–Mar.

EGL, EGU. Also NSW. Rare in Victoria where confined to sandstone terraces near Yambulla Ck (a tributary of the Genoa River) at the New South Wales border.

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 brevifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Persoonia brevifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

State distribution

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New South Wales