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Boronia pinnata Sm. APNI*
Description: Shrub 0.5–1.5 m high, leaves and flowers strongly aromatic; branchlets glabrous, slightly angled to prominently 4-angled.
Leaves pinnate with 5–11 leaflets, terminal leaflet mostly shortest; rachis 6–20 mm long, winged; leaflets narrow-elliptic or narrow-oblong, 5–25 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex acute, margins entire, recurved to flat, glabrous and ± thick; petiole 6–14 mm long.
Inflorescences subterminal to axillary, in corymbose cymes, 3–8-flowered; pedicels 6–30 mm long, slender. Calyx glabrous. Petals 5–10 mm long, imbricate, bright to purplish pink, ± glabrous except for ciliate margins and fine pubescence towards apex, not persistent in fruit.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and heath on sandstone, chiefly in coastal districts north from Nowra, also recorded from Nadgee.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT
Other Australian states: ?Qld
Text by P.H. Weston & M.F. Duretto
Taxon concept: M.C. Duretto (2003)
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