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Persoonia scabra
Conservation status

Priority Three — Poorly Known Taxa (DEC)
Scientific classification

Linkia scabra (R.Br.) Kuntze

Persoonia scabra is a species of flowering plant in the family Proteaceae and is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It is an erect to spreading shrub with hairy young branchlets, narrow oblong to lance-shaped leaves, and yellow flowers arranged singly, in pairs or threes, with a scale leaf at the base.


Persoonia scabra is an erect to spreading shrub that typically grows to a height of 0.3–0.9 m (1 ft 0 in–2 ft 11 in) with smooth bark and young branchlets that are covered with greyish or whitish hair for the first three or four years. The leaves are narrow oblong to lance-shaped with the narrower end towards the base, 15–35 mm (0.59–1.38 in) long and 2.5–6 mm (0.098–0.236 in) wide, sometimes with a sharp point on the end. The flowers are arranged singly, in pairs or threes, on a pedicel 1.5–4.5 mm (0.059–0.177 in) long with a scale leaf at the base. The tepals are yellow, 6.5–10 mm (0.26–0.39 in) long, and the anthers are yellow. Flowering occurs from November to January and the fruit is a smooth, elliptic drupe 8–9.5 mm (0.31–0.37 in) long and 4.5–5 mm (0.18–0.20 in) wide.


Persoonia prostrata was first formally described in 1810 by Robert Brown in Transactions of the Linnean Society of London from specimens he collected at Lucky Bay.

Distribution and habitat

This geebung grows in open scrub mallee in the area between Frank Hann National Park, Mount Buraminya and Cape Le Grand in the south-west of Western Australia.

Conservation status

Persoonia scabra is classified as "Priority Three" by the Government of Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife meaning that it is poorly known and known from only a few locations but is not under imminent threat.

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