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Threatened species

Clandulla Geebung - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Persoonia marginata
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 03 Jan 2019


A spreading shrub that grows to 50 cm high and up to 1 m across. Young branches are hairy. Leaves are elliptic to obovate, 2 – 4 cm long and 6 – 23 mm wide, sparsely hairy when young and hairless when mature. Flowers are yellow with brownish hairs; have a densely hairy ovary; and occur on short stalks 2 – 7 mm long.


The Clandulla Geebung occurs between Kandos and Clarence in the western Blue Mountains. Populations are largely disjunct and include Clandulla, Ben Bullen and Sunny Corner State Forests; isolated populations have also been recorded from Turon and Gardens of Stone National Parks.

Habitat and ecology

  • Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and woodland communities on sandstone.
  • Recorded flowering period varies and includes December and Winter.
  • Fruit is probably dispersed by large birds such as Currawongs and large mammals such as kangaroos and possums.
  • Reported fire response of adult plants varies with the species sometimes resprouting after fire and at other times killed by fire.
  • Has a persistent soil stored seed bank.
  • May initially respond favourably to disturbance, with greater densities found along the edges of tracks and in areas disturbed by forestry activities.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW South Western SlopesCapertee Valley Known None
NSW South Western SlopesInland Slopes Predicted None
South Eastern HighlandsBathurst Known None
South Eastern HighlandsCapertee Uplands Known None
South Eastern HighlandsHill End Known None
Sydney BasinBurragorang Predicted None
Sydney BasinWollemi Known None