Common name: Native Rose, Rose Boronia
Boronia serrulata Sm. APNI*
Description: Shrub 0.5–1.5 m high; branchlets glabrous or rarely sparsely hairy with simple hairs, with 2 grooves separated by decurrent leaf bases.
Leaves crowded, flattened over the stem, strongly aromatic, 1-foliolate, lamina broad-obovate, 7–18 mm long, 5–9 mm wide, apex acute, margins finely toothed, glabrous, thick, often red-tinged; ± sessile.
Inflorescences terminal, 1–4-flowered; pedicels 1–3 mm long or flowers ± sessile. Calyx glabrous. Petals 7–11 mm long, imbricate, bright pink, glabrous, not persistent in fruit. Stamen filaments with swollen apex hairy. Style vestigial, concealed by the swollen stigma, glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist heath in sandy situations, chiefly in a coastal band in the Sydney district; record for the SWS in Jacobs & Pickard (1981) not substantiated.
NSW subdivisions: CC
Text by P.H. Weston & M.F. Duretto
Taxon concept: M.C. Duretto (2003)
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