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Persoonia myrtilloides subsp. cunninghamii (R.Br.) L.A.S.Johnson & P.H.Weston, Telopea 4: 274 (1991)

Persoonia cunninghamii R.Br., Suppl. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 13 (1830); Linkia cunninghamii (R.Br.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 579 (1891). T: N of Cugeegong [Cudgegong] R., N.S.W., 1823, A.Cunningham ; lecto: BM; isolecto: K, MEL, NY, fide P.H.Weston & L.A.S.Johnson, Telopea 4: 274 (1991).

Illustrations: J.W.Wrigley & M.Fagg, Banksias, Waratahs & Grevilleas 482 (1989), as Persoonia myrtilloides P.H.Weston in G.J.Harden (ed.), Fl. New South Wales 2: 11 (1991).

Leaves broadly elliptic to ovate to narrowly ovate, 1.2–3.8 cm long, 6–30 mm wide, often slightly incurved, smooth to slightly scaberulous. Tepal tips prominently reflexed, 2.5–4.5 mm long. 

Occurs from the upper Goulburn River through the Wollemi district to the Capertee River. Found in dry sclerophyll eucalypt or Callitris woodland to forest in sandy to stony soils derived from sandstone, from 470 to 1000 m alt. Map 28.

N.S.W.: 'The Drips', Goulburn R., R.G.Coveny 9572 (NSW); near Munghorn Gap, 15 Jan. 1968, C.O.Boyd (NSW); 2 miles [c. 3 km] N of Mt Coricudgy, 31 Aug. 1951, L.A.S.Johnson (NSW); Great Dividing Ra., 22 km SE of Rylstone, H.Streimann 835 (NSW); 17.1 km NE of Rylstone on road to Growee Gulph, R.G.Coveny 10502 & P.Hind (NSW).

Persoonia myrtilloides subsp. cunninghamii hybridises sporadically with P. linearis where they grow together.



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