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Persoonia hindii - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Persoonia hindii
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 17 Nov 2000
Profile last updated: 22 May 2024


An erect to spreading, multi-stemmed suckering shrub 0.31.0 m high, with shoots rising from extensive rhizomes (underground stems). Young stems are moderately hairy and dull red in colour. The succulent leaves are alternate, linear-oblong, to 2.7 cm long and 2.0 mm wide. Flower buds are yellow-green, with red base, prominently 4-angled. Fruit is an oval, fleshy drupe, dull green turning yellow, about 15 mm long. The species is highly clonal with genetic data indicating genets (genetically distinct individuals) may extend for at least 5 metres.


The species is restricted to above 900 m a.s.l on the Newnes Plateau, north of Lithgow. It was only discovered in 1989 and found entirely within the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area (formerly Newnes State Forest). It has a clumped distribution pattern and any given site for the species may be comprised of a combination of ramets (emergent stems joined underground) and genets (separate genetically distinct plants).

Habitat and ecology

  • Occurs in dry sclerophyll forests and woodlands on sandy soils.
  • Persoonia hindii is a woody species that grows clonally through rhizomatous growth. Hence, each location may comprise only one to a few individuals.
  • Flowers January to March, possibly with sporadic flowering in other months.

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IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinWollemi Known None