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Boronia safrolifera Cheel
Family Rutaceae
Boronia safrolifera Cheel APNI*

Description: Shrub 0.5–1 m high; branchlets sparsely to moderately bristly.

Leaves pinnate with 7–19 leaflets, terminal leaflet shortest; rachis 9–30 mm long, winged and often curved; leaflets narrow-elliptic to elliptic or narrow-oblong, 3–15 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex obtuse to acute and mucronate, margins entire to slightly toothed, recurved to flat, glabrous to sparsely bristly, lower surface paler; petiole 3–10 mm long.

Inflorescences terminal to axillary, 3–6-flowered; pedicels 4–12 mm long. Calyx glabrous. Petals 5–7 mm long, imbricate, deep pink (occasionally pale), glabrous except for ciliate margins, not persistent in fruit.

Cocci glabrous.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: Aug.–Nov.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy, wet heath, north from Port Stephens.
NSW subdivisions: NC
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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