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Persoonia cordifolia
Scientific classification
Genus:
Persoonia
Species:
cordifolia

Persoonia cordifolia is a species of flowering plant in the family Proteaceae and is endemic to a restricted area in the south of Western Australia. It is an erect, rounded to spreading shrub with smooth, mottled grey bark, broadly heart-shaped leaves and bright yellow flowers borne in groups of two to eight along a rachis up to 25 mm (0.98 in) long.

Description

Persoonia cordifolia is an erect, rounded to spreading shrub that typically grows to a height of 1–2 m (3 ft 3 in–6 ft 7 in) with many stems arising from the base and has smooth, mottled grey bark. The leaves are arranged in opposite pairs, broadly heart-shaped, 7–12 mm (0.28–0.47 in) long and 6–13 mm (0.24–0.51 in) wide. The flowers are arranged in groups of two to eight along a rachis up to 25 mm (0.98 in) long that grows into a leafy shoot after flowering, each flower on a pedicel 3–5 mm (0.12–0.20 in) long. The tepals are bright yellow, about 11 mm (0.43 in) long with bright yellow anthers. Flowering occurs from December to January.

Taxonomy and naming

Persoonia cordifolia was first formally described in 1994 by Peter Weston in the journal Telopea from specimens collected by William R. Archer near Mount Heywood, 130 km (81 mi) north-east of Esperance in 1991.

Distirbution and habitat

This geebung is only known from the type location and one other 8.5 km (5.3 mi) away, where it grows in heath in the south of Western Australia.

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