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Zieria odorifera J.A.Armstr. subsp. odorifera Family Rutaceae
Zieria odorifera subsp. odorifera J.A.Armstr. APNI*

Description: Erect or spreading shrub, to 1 m tall. Branches moderately densely to densely pilose, with mainly simple and bifid hairs.

Leaves pilose; petioles 1–2 mm long, not or weakly glandular verrucose; terminal leaflets narrow elliptic to narrow oblanceolate to oblanceolate, 3.5–10 × 2–5 mm, margins smooth to slightly glandular dentate, adaxial surface not or slightly glandular verrucose.

Inflorescence usually longer than the subtending leaves, 1–3(–7)- flowered; peduncle 1.5–7 mm long, pilose with simple, bifid and trifid hairs; pedicels 1–5 mm long, with a moderately dense indumentum of mainly stellate and bifid hairs. Sepals 1.5–2× 1.2–1.5 mm, abaxial surfaces minutely pilose, sometimes with bifid and stellate hairs as well. Petals (3.5–) 4–4.5 × (1.7–) 2–2.5 mm, adaxial surface sparsely pilose, abaxial surface with a dense indumentum of mainly minute stellate hairs. Ovary hirsute; style hirsute at base.

Cocci smooth, with a sparse to dense indumentum of simple, bifid and/or stellate hairs or rarely (Mt Bulga) glabrous.


Flowering: Flowers have been collected from September to December, and fruit from October to December.

Distribution and occurrence:

Appears to be widespread in Warrumbungle N.P. In addition, three isolated collections have been made outside the park area to the north at Mount Bulga, and south near Mendooran and Molong. The subspecies is found in heath, shrubland and low eucalypt woodland on sandstones and trachyte, often in rocky situations.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS
AVH map***

Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Duretto & Forster (2008) New subspecies for Zieria odorifera from New South Wales, Austrobaileya 7(4): 681–690.


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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