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Persoonia myrtilloides Sieber ex Schult. & Schult.f. subsp. myrtilloides

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

Leaves narrowly elliptic to lanceolate to ovate, 2–5 cm long, 4–12 mm wide, smooth to moderately scabrous. Tepal tips recurved, 1–2 mm long. Fig. 39B.

Distributed in the higher Blue Mountains from Capertee south to Wentworth Falls. Grows in dry sclerophyll eucalypt forest or occasionally in woodland or heath, in sandy, stony or clayey soils derived from sandstone, from 900 to 1200 m alt. Map 27.

N.S.W.: Excelsior, Jan. 1914, J.L.Boorman (NSW); Wolgan Gap, 17 May 1970, L.A.S.Johnson (NSW); 0.7 km from Bell–Lithgow road on Clarence sawmill road, P.H.Weston 377 , (NSW, SYD); Mount Boyce, R.G.Coveny 4754 & J.A.Armstrong (NSW); Wentworth Falls, Nov. 1913, A.A.Hamilton (NSW).

Persoonia myrtilloides subsp. myrtilloides hybridises sporadically with P. acerosa , P. levis and, more extensively, with P. recedens , producing hybrid swarms of limited extent.



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