Common name: Round-leaved Zieria
Zieria robusta Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Erect compact bushy shrub to 2.5 m high; branches ridged, warted, tomentose with simple hairs between the ± decurrent leaf bases, glabrescent.
Leaves mostly 3-foliolate; leaflets obovate, 5–10 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, apex ± rounded, emarginate to obcordate, mucronate, margins ± crenate; both surfaces dotted with oil glands and ± glabrous, upper surface dark green, lower surface paler; petiole 2–8 mm long.
Inflorescences generally longer than leaves, usually 5–9-flowered. Calyx lobes ± broad-triangular, 1–1.5 mm long, silky. Petals 2.5–3.5 mm long, imbricate, white to pink, pubescent.
Cocci dotted with oil glands to slightly warted, lacking an appendage.
Flowering: spring to mid–summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath on rocky outcrops on exposed ranges, south from Warrumbungle Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: CT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by J. A. Armstrong & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: J.A. Armstrong (2002)
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