Persoonia lanceolata Andrews

Lance-leaf Geebung


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Persoonia

Category: Shrub

Size: From 2 to 10' tall

Description: 

Leaves alternate, leathery, oval, to 4" long. Hairy new growth, bright green. Yellow flowers on leafy racemes. Bark is smooth and grey.

From Bot. Repos. This is a handsome, spreading greenhouse plant, growing about five feet high, and covering itself with deep yellow blossoms.

Persoonia with lance-shaped leaves, sharp pointed, without nerves, and smooth on both sides; foot-stalks twisted; the flowers grow at the lower part of the leaves, close to the stem, and yellow.

See Australian Plant Image Index for photographs.

History: 

Native to Australia.

Published in Bot. Repos. 2: 74 in 1799.

Synonyms Persoonia latifolia Andrews, Linkia lanceolata (Andrews) Kuntze, P. lanceolata var. angustifolia Meisn., P. lanceolata var. latifolia (Andrews) Endl. (APNI)

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