Persoonia linearis Andrews

Narrow-leaf Geebung

Bot. Repos. 2: 77 (1799) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub or small tree to c. 5 m high; bark lamellose-flaky; young branches moderately to densely hairy. Leaves alternate or subopposite, linear to narrowly oblong or linear-spathulate, 2–8 cm long, 1–6 mm wide, more or less flat, mucronate, bright green, smooth, sparsely to moderately hairy when young, glabrescent when mature. Flowers solitary, in axils of leaves or scale-leaves; pedicels 2–8 mm long, suberect or spreading, moderately to densely hairy. Tepals 11–14 mm long, apiculate or shortly caudate, sparsely to densely hairy, terminal spine to c. 1 mm long; anthers yellow; ovary glabrous. Drupe globose, to c. 12 mm long and wide, green with purplish stripes. Flowers Dec.–May.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF. Also Qld, NSW, ACT (Jervis Bay). Locally common in near-coastal heathlands, heathy woodlands and lowland forests of East Gippsland.

Hybrids with P. levis occur occasionally where the two species are sympatric. These plants are referable to P. ×lucida.

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

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory