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Boronia pinnata Sm.
Family Rutaceae
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.

Cocci glabrous.


Illustration
J. H. Maiden

Habit
Photo L.L. Lee

Flower
Photo Tanja Lenz

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: June–Feb.

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
AVH map***

Text by P.H. Weston & M.F. Duretto
Taxon concept: M.C. Duretto (2003)


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.
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