Zieria odorifera subsp. warrabahensis Duretto & P.I.Forst. APNI*
|Zieria odorifera subsp. warrabahensis Duretto & P.I.Forst. ||Family Rutaceae|
Description: Erect shrub to 40 cm tall. Branches with a moderately dense indumentum of mainly stellate and some bifid hairs.
Leaves sparsely pilose sometimes with hairs concentrated on midribs; petioles 1–1.5 mm long, glandular verrucose; terminal leaflets narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, 2.5–5 × 1–3 mm, margins slightly to obviously glandular dentate, adaxial surface not glandular verrucose.
Inflorescence usually longer than the subtending leaves, 1–3-flowered; peduncle 3–5 mm long, sparsely stellate hairy; pedicels 1–1.5 mm long, with 1 mm, abaxial surfaces glabrous or with a sparse indumentum of minute stellate hairs. Petals c. 2.5 × 1.2 mm, adaxial surface sparsely pilose, abaxial surface with a dense stellate indumentum. Gynoecium glabrous.
Cocci and seed not seen.
Flowering: Flowers have been collected in September and October.
Distribution and occurrence: Occasional and localised in its distribution, this species is restricted to Warrabah N.P. where it is found growing in skeletal sandy soils over granite in herbland, heath, and woodland of Eucalyptus prava and Callitris endlicheri.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Critically Endangered
This subspecies is named after the range it is apparently restricted to.
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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