Boronia inflexa Duretto APNI*
Description: Erect woody shrub to 2 m high; branchlets smooth to sligfhtly verucose, with few hairs to puberulose or pilose.
Leaves imparripinnate or rarely bipinnate, with 3–7 linnear leaflets, entire leaf 6–25 mm long, 6–35 mm wide; leaflets linnear, 1–16 mm long, 0.5–2.5 mm wide.
Inflorescences axillary, 1–7-flowered; peduncle 0.5–9 mm long; pedicles 1–3 mm long. Sepals deltate to narrowly delate, 1.5–3 mm long, glabrous to minutely ciliate. Petals white to pink, 2.5–6(–7.5 in Qld) mm long, glabrous to minutely ciliate. Ovary glabrous.
Flowering: July to December.
Distribution and occurrence: In NSW known only from Gibraltar Range National Park and the Torrington area. Also recorded from the Stanthorpe/Wallangarra area (Qld).
Found in heaths and shrublands of rocky (granite) areas.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Other Australian states: Qld
There are four subspecies: two confined to Qld in the Stanthorpe and Girraween NP areas, one to NSW confined to the Torrington area, and the type subpecies found in the Stanthorpe-Girraween NP area, Qld, and in Gibralter NP (NSW).
Text by Marco Duretto
Taxon concept: Durretto, M.F. (2003). Notes on Boronia (Rutaceae) in eastern and northern Australia. Muelleria 17: 19–135.
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Petals 3–4 mm long.||subsp. inflexa|
|Petals 6–6.5 mm long.||subsp. torringtonensis|
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.