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Zieria involucrata R.Br. ex Benth.
Family Rutaceae
Zieria involucrata R.Br. ex Benth. APNI*

Description: Tall, erect shrub; branches stellate-pubescent, not warted.

Leaves dimorphic, generally 1-foliolate and 3-foliolate leaves on the same branches, more rarely all leaves 1-foliolate; leaflets variable, oblong to elliptic or lanceolate, 30–55 mm long, 6–15 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins entire, ± flat; pubescent, upper surface dark green, lower surface grey-green; petiole 3–10 mm long.

Inflorescences generally shorter than leaves, 3–21-flowered; bracts persistent, ± enclosing the flowers, 7–12 mm long. Calyx lobes ± triangular, 3–4.5 mm long, pubescent. Petals 3.5–5 mm long, imbricate, white, pubescent.

Cocci not warted, stellate-pubescent, lacking an appendage.


Flower
Photo J. Plaza

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sclerophyll forest, chiefly in the Lower Blue Mtns; rare.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT

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

Text by J. A. Armstrong & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: J.A. Armstrong (2002)


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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