Persoonia juniperina

Common name: 

Prickly Geebung

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (BCDEJKNPSTVWZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Heathlands and heathy forests1

Flower description:

Deep yellow2


Erect to spreading shrub to 2 m high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is a prickly shrub with widely spaced, needle like leaves. Flowers are in leaf axils and have 4 corolla lobes that curl backwards. Fruit is an ovoid green drupe with a long point1

Image of Persoonia juniperina
Image of Persoonia juniperina Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria