Persoonia arborea F.Muell.

Tree Geebung

Fragm. 5: 37 (1865)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Large shrub or small tree to c. 10 m high; young branches densely hairy. Leaves alternate, oblanceolate, 3–10 cm long, 10–16 mm wide, flat, bright green when young, darker on ageing, smooth, minutely pubescent, particularly on undersurface. Flowers solitary in axils of leaves or scale-leaves; pedicels to c. 5 mm long, hairy. Tepals 16–20 mm long, caudate, silky, terminal spine 1–2 mm long; anthers white; ovary glabrous. Drupe ovoid, to c. 14 mm long, c. 12 mm wide, yellow-green. Flowers summer.

HNF, HSF, Strz, VAlp. Confined to wet montane forests of the Yarra, Thomson, Latrobe and Bunyip River watersheds and sometimes locally common. Often associated with Nothofagus cunninghamii closed-forest margins or eucalypt-dominated tall open-forests.

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 arborea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Persoonia arborea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

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