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Persoonia muelleri (Proteaceae) not in the Student's Flora

  

Persoonia muelleri is a widespread and common shrub that grows in wet forest (often relatively open places in such forest) in the west and north-east. It extends into subalpine and rarely alpine areas in the west. It is sometime confused with P. gunnii, but has longer, straighter leaves and larger, yellow flowers.

There are three subspecies - 

ssp. muelleri is hairless and grows in the north-eastern half of the state, 

ssp. angustifolia has narrow, hairy leaves and grows in the west on very nutrient poor substrates, 

ssp. densifolia has hairy, relatively broad leaves and grows along the south coast and offshore islands.

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