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Boronia rubiginosa A.Cunn. ex Endl. APNI*
Description: Shrub 0.4–2 m high; branchlets stellate-pubescent.
Leaves pinnate with 3–7 leaflets; rachis 4–20 mm long, winged; leaflets narrow-elliptic to broad-elliptic or spathulate, 4–30 mm long, 3–12 mm wide, apex obtuse or retuse, margins entire and recurved flat, glabrous to sparsely stellate-hairy, lower surface prominently paler; petiole 1–12 mm long.
Inflorescences axillary, 1–3-flowered; pedicels 3–15 mm long. Calyx glabrous to stellate-tomentose. Petals 6–10 mm long, valvate, pale to bright pink, stellate-tomentose to glabrescent, persistent in fruit.
Cocci glabrous or densely hirsute.
Flowering: Flowers July–Nov.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on skeletal sandstone-derived soils, chiefly in the Sydney region, from Lees Pinch to Berrima. Previously included in Boronia ruppii Cheel, which is restricted to the Woods Reef serpentine (north western slopes).
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, CWS
Text by P.H. Weston & M.F. Duretto
Taxon concept: M.F. Duretto (1999)
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