Persoonia linearis Andrews

Narrow-leaved Geebung

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Persoonia

Category: Shrub

Size: 6 to 20' tall and wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Leaves long and narrow, to 3.5" long. Small yellow flowers in the leaf axils towards the end of the stems, followed by fleshly green fruits in hanging clusters. Dark, papery bark.

Persoonia with linear leaves, a little hairy; flowers yellow. (Bot. Repos.)


Published in Bot. Repos. 2: 77 in 1799 (1800).

Native to Australia (New South Wales and Victoria).

Linearis = linear leaves

Synonym Persoonia angustifolia Salisb. ex Knight.

Also published in Bot. Mag. 20: 760 in 1804. Is a native of New South-Wales, in the neighborhood of Port Jackson... Introduced by the late J. Robertson, Esq. of Stockwell, who was so much attached to the science of Botany as to intend leaving his garden for the use of the public; but through some informality in the instrument, the will was set aside, and his intention of course frustrated.


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