Common name: Coveny's Zieria
Zieria covenyi J.A.Armstr. APNI*
Synonyms: Zieria sp. F sensu Armstrong (1991) APNI*
Zieria covenyi J.A.Armstr. ms. (Coveny 4768) APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 2 m high, proliferating from root suckers; branches stellate-pubescent, glabrescent.
Leaves with central leaflet oblong to elliptic or ovate, 25–35 mm long, 7.5–10 mm wide, apex obtuse to rounded, margins entire, recurved to revolute; both surface stellate-pubescent and without warts, upper surface dark green and dotted with oil glands, lower surface grey-green; petiole 6–10 mm long.
Inflorescences usually about as long as leaves, 3–21-flowered. Calyx lobes triangular, c. 4 mm long, pubescent. Petals c. 6 mm long, valvate, white to pale pink, pubescent or glabrous.
Fruit not known.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in eucalypt woodland on sandy soils; known only from Narrow Neck Peninsular in the Blue Mtns N.P.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by J. A. Armstrong & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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