Common name: Deane's Boronia
Boronia deanei Maiden & Betche APNI*
Synonyms: Boronia deanii APNI*
Description: Erect shrub 0.2–1.5 m high, glabrous; branchlets slightly angled, moderately covered with minute warts.
Leaves aromatic, crowded, 1-foliolate, lamina ± terete, linear to linear-obovate, 4–12 mm long, 0.5–2 mm wide, apex acute to obtuse, margins entire, thick, upper surface smooth, lower surface prominently glandular-warty; sessile.
Inflorescences terminal, 1–3-flowered; pedicels 1–3 mm long. Petals 4–5 mm long, imbricate, white to bright pink, not persistent in fruit. Staminal filaments glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet heath; rare, from Lithgow to Nalbangle N.P. near the Vic. border.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, ST
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Apex of leaves obtuse; stems sparsely covered with minute warts. Leaves linear to linear-obovate, straight, 2–10 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, apex obtuse, margin minutely toothed, especially towards apex, lower surface slightly glandular warty.||subsp. deanei|
|Apex of leaves acute; branchlets moderately covered with minute warts, and with a dense line of these along the decurrent leaf bases. Leaves linear to narrow-elliptic, often arched or straight, 5–12 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, apex acute, margin entire but minutely toothed along entire length, lower surface prominently glandular-warty||subsp. acutifolia|
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