Common name: Granite Boronia
Boronia granitica Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Shrub 0.6–2 m high; branchlets pilose with white loosely-branched stellate hairs.
Leaves pinnate with 9–11 leaflets; rachis 5–18 mm long, broadly winged; leaflets narrow-elliptic to oblong, 2–14 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins entire and revolute to recurved, moderately hairy with long white stellate hairs, lower surface slightly paler; petiole 1–5 mm long.
Inflorescences axillary, 1–3-flowered; pedicels 1.5–3 mm long. Calyx tomentose. Petals 6–10 mm long, valvate, bright pink, tomentose, persistent in fruit.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows amongst granite outcrops, often in rock crevices, north from Inverell district.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
Text by P.H. Weston & M.F. Duretto
Taxon concept: M.F. Duretto (1999)
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