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Persoonia iogyna
Scientific classification
Genus:
Persoonia
Species:
iogyna
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Occurrence data from Australasian Virtual Herbarium

Persoonia iogyna is a species of flowering plant in the family Proteaceae and is endemic to south-eastern Queensland. It is an erect shrub or small tree with hairy young branchlets, narrow elliptical to lance-shaped leaves, yellow flowers and green fruit.

Description

Persoonia iogyna is an erect shrub or small tree that typically grows to a height of 1.6–4 m (5 ft 3 in–13 ft 1 in) with smooth bark and hairy young branchlets. The leaves are arranged alternately along the stems, narrow elliptical to lance-shaped, 25–110 mm (0.98–4.33 in) long and 6–19 mm (0.24–0.75 in) wide with the edges curved downwards. The flowers are arranged in groups of up to eleven, each flower on a pedicel 2–5 mm (0.079–0.197 in) long. The tepals are yellow and 10–13 mm (0.39–0.51 in) long. Flowering occurs from December to February and the fruit is a green drupe about 9 mm (0.35 in) long and 4.5 mm (0.18 in) wide.

Taxonomy

Persoonia iogyna was first formally described in 1994 by Peter Weston and Lawrie Johnson from material collected near Mount Nebo in 1990.

Distribution and habitat

This geebung grows in eucalypt forest at altitudes from 400 to 600 m (1,300 to 2,000 ft) in the Conondale and D'Aguilar Ranges in south-eastern Queensland.

Conservation status

Persoonia iogyna is classified as of "least concrn" under the Queensland Government Nature Conservation Act 1992.

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