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Common name: Swamp Boronia
Boronia parviflora Sm. APNI*
Description: Herb or low shrub 0.1–1 m high; branchlets glabrous.
Leaves 1-foliolate, lamina linear-elliptic to narrow-elliptic or linear-obovate to narrow-obovate, 7–25 mm long, 1.5–8 mm wide, apex acute and often mucronate, margins finely toothed to crenate, glabrous, lower surface often reddish; ± sessile.
Inflorescences terminal, 1–3-flowered but flowers usually solitary; pedicels 2–10 mm long; bracts caducous. Calyx glabrous. Petals 3–6 mm long, only slightly exceeding calyx or even shorter, imbricate, pale to bright pink, glabrous, not persistent in fruit.
Flowering: most of the year but mainly Aug.–Mar.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heathy swamp, widespread. A disjunct population is at Boonoo Boonoo on the Northern Tablelands - see Duretto (2003)
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by P.H. Weston & M.F. Duretto
Taxon concept: M.C. Duretto (2003)
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