Spreading Snottygobble

Spreading Snottygobble (Persoonia elliptica)

Spreading snottygobble is a small tree up to 6 m tall, found, like upright snottygobble, in the Jarrah forest. It’s buds, flowers and fruit are all very similar to those of upright snottygobble, but it has a spreading appearance (cf upright), corky bark (cf flaky) and elliptical leaves (cf narrow). Like upright snottygobble, it’s species name comes from the shape of the leaves – elliptikos¬†“elliptical” in Greek.

Ref:¬†“Leaf and branch: trees and tall shrubs of Perth” by Robert Powell. Published by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2009.