Boronia hapalophylla Duretto, F.J.Edwards & P.G.Edwards APNI*
Description: Shrub up to 3 m high; branchlets tomentose.
Leaves 1-foliolate, lamina narrow-elliptic to elliptic to lanceolate, 13–70 mm long, 1–12 mm wide, apex acute, margins entire and slightly recurved to revolute, upper surface sparsely to moderately densely stellate-hairy (especially along midvein), lower surface paler with a dense heterogeneous indumentum comprising a layer of multiangular hairs over a layer of peltate hairs; sessile or with a petiole to 1.5 mm.
Inflorescences axillary, 1–5-flowered; pedicel 2–6.5 mm long. Calyx densely hairy, sepals 5–7 mm long, 3–4.5 mm wide, persistent in fruit (thence enlarging to 10 mm long and 7 mm wide). Petals 8–10 mm long, valvate, pink, tomentose, persistent in fruit (thence enlarging to 15 mm long).
Flowering: Jan–Dec, with main flowering in spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Restricted to a small area south-west of Grafton.
Grows mainly in open eucalypt woodland on sandstone.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by D.M. Crayn
Taxon concept: M.F. Duretto, J. Edwards and P. Edwards (2004)
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