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Persoonia stradbrokensis
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Persoonia
Species:
stradbrokensis

Persoonia stradbrokensis is a species of flowering plant in the family Proteaceae and is endemic to eastern Australia. It is an erect shrub or tree with hairy young branchlets, elliptic to egg-shaped leaves, and yellow flowers borne in groups of up to twenty on a rachis up to 100 mm (3.9 in), each flower with a leaf or scale leaf at its base.

Description

Persoonia stradbrokensis is an erect shrub or tree that typically grows to a height of 1–6 m (3 ft 3 in–19 ft 8 in) with smooth bark above, rough bark on the lower trunk, and branchlets that are covered with greyish to light brown hairs when young. The leaves are broadly elliptical to egg-shaped, 30–110 mm (1.2–4.3 in) long, 10–40 mm (0.39–1.57 in) wide and hairy when young. The flowers are arranged in groups of up to twenty along a rachis up to 100 mm (3.9 in) long that continues to grow after flowering, each flower on a pedicel 1–4 mm (0.039–0.157 in) long with a leaf or scale leaf at its base. The tepals are yellow and 10–13 mm (0.39–0.51 in) long. Flowering mainly occurs from December to May and the fruit is a drupe.

Taxonomy

Persoonia stradbrokensis was first formally described in 1921 by Karel Domin in Bibliotheca Botanica from specimens he collected on Stradbroke Island in 1910.

Distribution and habitat

This geebung grows from coastal heath to forest in near-coastal areas of Australia between Tin Can Bay in south-eastern Queensland and the Hastings River in north-eastern New South Wales.

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