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Persoonia elliptica R.Br.
Spreading Snottygobble

Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:164 (1810)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect shrub or tree, 2-8 m high, with epicormic buds. Fl. yellow/green-yellow, Oct to Dec or Jan to Feb. Grey or yellow sand, sandy loam or laterite.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 August 1995

Scientific Description

Trees or Shrubs, 3-4 m high; branchlets hairy, ribbed. Leaves alternate, 40-105 mm long, 10-45 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle or clearly widest above the middle, entire, smooth, the margins flat; apex obtuse. Inflorescences yellow; pedicels 2.5-5 mm long, glabrous. Perianth 8-11 mm long, radially symmetrical, glabrous; anther appendage absent; ovary glabrous; pistil 7-11 mm long. Flowers in January, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Jarrah Forest (JF), Warren (WAR) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 19 January 2024


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Beverley, Busselton, Collie, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Northam, Perth, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Toodyay, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, York.