Zieria odorifera subsp. copelandii Duretto & P.I.Forst. APNI*
|Zieria odorifera subsp. copelandii Duretto & P.I.Forst. ||Family Rutaceae|
Description: Erect shrub to 20 cm tall. Branches with a sparse indumentum of simple, bifid and stellate hairs.
Leaves with a few simple hairs on midvein and/or margin; petioles 1–1.5 mm long, weakly glandular verrucose; terminal leaflets narrow elliptic to narrow oblanceolate to oblanceolate, 5–8.5 × 1.5–3.5 mm, margins entire to slightly glandular dentate, adaxial surface not glandular verrucose.
Inflorescence usually about equal to subtending leaves, 1–3, sometimes up to 7-flowered, peduncle 3–7 mm long, with simple and bifid hairs concentrated between decurrent bract bases; pedicels 1.5–3.5 mm long, with a sparse to moderately dense stellate indumentum. Sepals 1–1.5 × 1– 1.3 mm, abaxial surfaces glabrous or with few stellate hairs towards base. Petals c. 3.5 × 1.7 mm, adaxial surface glabrous or glabrescent, abaxial surface glabrous or with a few hairs near margins. Gynoecium glabrous.
Cocci smooth, glabrous.
Flowering: Flowers and fruits have been collected in October.
Distribution and occurrence: Known only from Mount Kaputar N.P. It has been collected from rocky outcrops in heath with Prostanthera cruciflora, Calytrix tetragona and Kunzea sp.
NSW subdivisions: NWS
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Critically Endangered
The name honours Dr Lachlan Copeland, a botanist based in north-eastern New South Wales, whose collections have added much to the knowledge of the flora of New South Wales.
Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Duretto & Forster (2008) New subspecies for Zieria odorifera from New South Wales, Austrobaileya 7(4): 681–690.
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