Common name: Small Leaved Boronia
Boronia microphylla Sieber ex Rchb. APNI*
Synonyms: Boronia microphylla Sieber ex Spreng. APNI*
Description: Shrub 0.3–1 m high; branchlets sparsely bristly, glabrescent with age, glandular-warty.
Leaves pinnate with 5–15 leaflets, terminal leaflet shortest; rachis 3–16 mm long, winged; leaflets spathulate to broad-spathulate or cuneate, 3–8 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, apex obtuse and mucronate, margins entire, glabrous, ± thick, ± glandular-warty; petiole 2–6 mm long.
Inflorescences mostly in the upper axils, 1–5-flowered; pedicels 3–10 mm long. Calyx glabrous. Petals 5–8 mm long, imbricate, bright pink to rose purple, glabrous, not persistent in fruit.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone, north from Moruya.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by P.H. Weston & M.F. Duretto
Taxon concept: M.C. Duretto (2003)
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