Common name: Stiff Boronia
Boronia rigens Cheel APNI*
Description: Compact dwarf shrub, mostly 0.2–0.4 m high, or rarely to 1 m; branchlets ± pilose.
Leaves mostly 3-foliolate; leaflets narrow-elliptic, 3–6 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, apex acute and often recurved, margins entire, glabrous to hirsute, especially along the midvein on lower surface, thick, often glandular-warty; petiole 1–4 mm long.
Inflorescences axillary, 1-flowered; pedicel 1–3 mm long. Calyx ± pilose. Petals 2.5–3.5 mm long, imbricate, white to pale pink, glabrous, persistent in fruit.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone and other acidic well-drained substrates and stable dunes. North from Bombala to near Mt Coricudgy (east of Rylstone)
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by D.M. Crayn
Taxon concept: P.H. Weston & M.F. Duretto
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