Zieria fraseri subsp. fraseri Hook. APNI*
Synonyms: Zieria fraseri subsp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Zieria fraseri subsp. A sensu Armstrong (1991) Hook. APNI*
Description: Erect bushy shrub to c. 1.5 m high.
Leaves with central leaflet narrow-elliptic to obovate, 6–35 mm long, 1.5–8 mm wide, apex acute to obtuse, mucronate; margins slightly recurved; upper surface dark green, dotted with oil glands,mostly glabrous; lower surface pale green to whitish, shortly stellate-pubescent; petiole 2–8 mm long.
Inflorescences shorter or longer than leaves, commonly 6-flowered (range 3–35). Calyx lobes broad-triangular, 1.5–2.5 mm long, hirsute except for glabrous apex. Petals c. 5 mm long, imbricate, pale pink, stellate-pubescent. Style glabrous.
Cocci usually glabrous, dotted with oil glands,with a terminal appendage.
Flowering: Flowers spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on rocky ridges and base of cliffs in sandy soil; confined to the McPherson Range in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Branches dotted with oil glands, pubescent with bifid and predominantly stellate hairs, glabrescent.
Text by Clare Herscovitch
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