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Common name: Whorled Zieria, Whorled Zieria, Hairy Zieria, Heath Zieria, Heathy Zieria
Zieria aspalathoides A.Cunn. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1 m high and up to 1.3 m diam., odoriferous; branches ridged, hirsute with simple hairs with ± glabrous decurrent leaf bases, glabrescent.
Leaves appearing simple and whorled; central leaflet lanceolate to linear, 5–8 mm long, 1.3–3 mm wide, apex acute, margins revolute; glabrous to ± hirsute, warted, upper surface dark green, lower surface paler; petiole c. 1 mm long.
Inflorescences generally longer than leaves, mostly 3-flowered. Calyx lobes triangular, c. 1.4 mm long, usually hairy. Petals 4.5–5.5 mm long, imbricate, pale to deep pink, pubescent.
Cocci ± glabrous except for some apical hairs or occasionally hirsute, ± warted, often with an appendage.
Flowering: late winter to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in dry sclerophyll forest and heath in sandy soils often amongst rocks.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by J. A. Armstrong & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: J.A. Armstrong (2002)
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