Persoonia chamaepeuce Lhotsky ex Meisn.

Dwarf Geebung

in DC., Prodr. 14: 336 (1856) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate or decumbent subshrub; branches spreading to c. 1 m, sometimes rising to c. 30 cm, young branches sparsely hairy to glabrous. Leaves alternate or irregularly whorled, linear, 8–25 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, curved or straight, somewhat concave above, spreading at c. right-angles to stems, bright green, smooth, usually glabrous. Flowers solitary, mostly in leaf-axils; pedicels 3–6 mm long, glabrous, more or less erect to recurved. Tepals 9–13 mm long, caudate, glabrous, terminal spine to c. 1 mm long; anthers yellow; ovary glabrous. Drupe ovoid, yellow-green, to c. 10 mm long, c. 6 mm wide. Flowers Dec.–Mar.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also NSW, ACT. Widespread and often locally common, mainly in montane to subalpine forests and woodlands.

Apparent hybrids with P. confertiflora have been observed near the Moroka River Gorge and at Brumby Point on the Nunniong Plateau.

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 chamaepeuce in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Persoonia chamaepeuce in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians 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
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory