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Persoonia chamaepeuce Lhotsky ex Meisn., in A.L.P.P. de Candolle, Prodr. 14: 336 (1856)

Linkia chamaepeuce (Lhotsky ex Meisn.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 579 (1891). T: Australian Alps, N.S.W.?, J.Lhotsky ; syn: NY; Ballarat, Vic., F.Mueller ; syn: NSW.

Persoonia effusa Gand., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 66: 228 (1919). T: Sunny Corner, N.S.W., Nov. 1899, J.L.Boorman (cited as 'Maiden'); syn: LY, NSW.

Persoonia myrioclada Gand., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 66: 228 (1919). T: Monga, N.S.W., Dec. 1898, W.Bäuerlen (cited as 'Baker'); holo: LY.

Persoonia viridula Gand., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 66: 228 (1919). T: precise locality unknown, Vic., 1902, C.Walter ; lecto: LY, fide D.J.McGillivray, Contr. New South Wales Natl. Herb. 4: 350 (1973); syn: LY; near Harrietville, Vic., 3 June 1910, J.W.Audas ; syn: LY.

Illustration: P.H.Weston in G.J.Harden (ed.), Fl. New South Wales 2: 10 (1991).

Decumbent to prostrate shrubs to 20 cm tall. Bark poorly developed. Hairs greyish, appressed to antrorsely spreading. Young branchlets glabrous to sparsely hairy. Leaves linear, 8–25 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, flat to concave, spreading to suberect, straight, innocuous, concolorous, not glaucous, glabrous, smooth. Inflorescence usually auxotelic, 1–20-flowered; rachis 0–3.5 cm long. Flowers mostly subtended by leaves; pedicels 3–6 mm long, erect to recurved, glabrous to sparsely hairy; tepals 9–13 mm long, caudate, glabrous or rarely sparsely hairy on outside. Ovary glabrous; ovule 1. 

Occurs along the Great Dividing Range from the Tenterfield district in north-eastern N.S.W. to the Grampians in western Vic. Grows in dry sclerophyll woodland to wet sclerophyll forest, mostly on granite and metamorphic substrata, from 300 to 1600 m alt. Flowers Dec.–Mar. Map 23.

N.S.W.: 12 km NNE of Torrington, R.G.Coveny 5715 & N.Lander (NSW); near Kangaroo Flats, Paddys R. district, R.D.Hoogland 10062 (B, K, L, NSW). A.C.T.: Ginini Flat, Brindabella Ra., T.G.Hartley 13652 (NSW). Vic.: Sugarloaf Track, 5.6 km NW of Buchan R., S.J.Forbes 290 (NSW); between Jamieson and Walhalla, M.E.Phillips 114 (NSW).

Persoonia chamaepeuce hybridises sporadically with P. asperula , P. confertiflora and P. linearis where they grow together.

(P.H.Weston)

 

Data derived from Flora of Australia Volumes 16 (1995), 17A (2000) and 17B (1999), products of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia