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Boronia umbellata P.H.Weston
Family Rutaceae
Boronia umbellata P.H.Weston APNI*

Description: Shrub c. 1 m high; branchlets tomentose.

Leaves mostly pinnate with 5 or 3 leaflets, terminal leaflet longest; rachis 10–20 mm long, winged; leaflets elliptic to broad-oblong, 15–42 mm long, 8–13 mm wide, apex rounded to obtuse, margins entire and recurved, upper surface glabrous to sparsely stellate-hairy, lower surface paler, tomentose, with hairs concealing the underlying surface; petiole 8–17 mm long.

Inflorescences axillary, 2–6-flowered; pedicels 6–20 mm long. Calyx tomentose. Petals 7–10 mm long, valvate, pale to bright pink, tomentose, persistent in fruit.

Cocci glabrous.


Habit
Photo D. Hardin

Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Flowering: August–November

Distribution and occurrence: Not common, in `scrub' in the Coffs Harbour district. One collection from Pittwater.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
AVH map***

Text by P.H. Weston & M.F. Duretto
Taxon concept: M.F. Duretto (1999)


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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