Persoonia falcata R.Br. Wild Pear
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:162 (1810)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 23 August 1995

Erect shrub or tree, 1-7 m high, with epicormic buds. Fl. yellow/cream-yellow, Jun to Sep or Nov. Sand, sandstone, alluvium. Along watercourses, sandstone cliffs & rocks, sometimes in gorges.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Great Sandy Desert, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Berkeley, Fitzroy Trough, McLarty, Mitchell, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Pindanland, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

IMCRA Regions: Cobourg, Kimberley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 7 February 2019

Trees or Shrubs, 1-9 m high; branchlets hairy, ribbed. Leaves alternate, 110-225 mm mm long, 5-22 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle or more or less the same width throughout, entire, smooth, the margins flat; apex obtuse. Inflorescences yellow; pedicels 5-10 mm long, hairy. Perianth 10-13.5 mm long, irregular, glabrous or hairy, the hairs appressed; anther appendage present, 0.3-0.4 mm long; ovary glabrous; pistil 4-6 mm long. Flowers in June, July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the Northern (N) or Eremaean (ER) Botanical Province(s), in the Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Northern Kimberley (NK), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Central Kimberley (CK), Dampierland (DL) or Ord-Victoria Plains (OVP) IBRA subregion(s).