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Wikipedia's 5 million articles still cover less than 5 per cent of all human knowledge -

The website announced it had passed the milestone on Sunday with an article on Persoonia terminalis - a rare shrub native to eastern Australia. In 14 years, Wikipedia has racked up around 3 billion words, 18 million references and 30 terabytes of data ...

Wikipedia reaches 5 million articles with an entry about some Australian shrub - A.V. Club Austin

According to the Wikimedia blog, the five-millionth article was an entry on persoonia terminalis, some kind of Australian shrub that will now be significantly more famous than it probably should be. Obviously, this whole thing would be a bit more ...

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Persoonia terminalis
Persoonia terminalis ssp terminalis, Australian National Botanic Garden, Canberra, ACT, 04-02-12 (6805661222).jpg
Persoonia terminalis subspecies terminalis at the Australian National Botanic Gardens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Persoonia
Species: P. terminalis
Binomial name
Persoonia terminalis
  • P. t. subsp. recurva
  • P. t. subsp. terminalis

Persoonia nutans subsp. D

Persoonia terminalis, also known as the Torrington geebung, is a rare shrub belonging to the family Proteaceae, and native to northern New South Wales and southern Queensland in eastern Australia. Reported as a subspecies of Persoonia nutans in 1981, it was described as a species by Lawrie Johnson and his colleague Peter Weston in 1991. Two subspecies‍—‌P. t. terminalis and P. t. recurva‍—‌are recognised; both are found on well-drained acidic soils in sclerophyll forests, and P. t. terminalis is also found on granite outcrops. Although similar in appearance, they differ in leaf length and curvature. Both have a restricted range, with P. t. terminalis found in an area of under 100 square kilometres (39 square miles).

P. terminalis grows to 1.5 metres (5 feet), with an upright or spreading habit, and narrow short leaves up to 1 centimetre (0.4 inches) in length. The yellow flowers mainly appear in December and January (Australia's temperate zone summer), and are followed by purple-striped green drupes (stone fruit). The fruit of persoonias are edible, and dispersed by wild vertebrates.