Zieria prostrata J.A.Armstr. APNI*
Synonyms: Zieria sp. Q sensu Armstrong (1991) APNI*
Zieria prostrata J.A.Armstr. 'Carpet Star' APNI*
Zieria sp. Q sensu Armstrong (1991) APNI*
Description: Prostrate shrub forming mats 0.5 m diam.; branches ridged, not warted, glabrous.
Leaves with central leaflet obovate, 10–16 mm long, 4–6 mm wide, apex obtuse, rounded; margins entire; concolorous, both surfaces dotted with oil glands and glabrous; secondary venation evident on lower surface; petiole 3–4 mm long.
Inflorescences much shorter than leaves, generally 3–7-flowered (range 3–32). Calyx lobes broad-triangular, c. 0.5 mm long, glabrous. Petals 2–2.5 mm long, white (pink in bud) imbricate, stellate-pubescent.
Cocci glabrous, not warted but dotted with oil glands.
Distribution and occurrence: Restricted to low coastal heaths, near Coffs Harbour; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
Text by J. A. Armstrong & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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