Plants of the Castlemaine District
Stiff Geebung- native (Persoonia rigida)
Family: Proteaceae (Protea family).
Occurrence: Scattered and moderately common throughout the Castlemaine forests. It is seldom abundant.
- it is a shrub, resembling a Downy Grevillea, but with larger leaves
- like Downy Grevillea the leaves are softly hairy and somewhat curled backwards
- fruit are round and berry-like
- the flowers are small and yellow.
Photos 1: Stiff Geebung in fruit. 2: Flowers. Both: Fryers Ridge Road.
3: Whole bush. Photo 3: Max Schlachter.