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