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Common name: Sandfly Zieria, Smithian Zieria, Dr Smith's Zieria
Zieria smithii Jacks. APNI*
Synonyms: Zieria smithii Jacks. subsp. smithii APNI*
Zieria smithii subsp. a APNI*
Zieria smithii subsp. a sensu armstrong (1991) Jacks. APNI*
Zieria smithii subsp. tomentosa J.A.Armstr. APNI*
Zieria smithii subsp. b APNI*
Description: Erect robust shrub to 2 m high; branches slightly ridged when young, warted, ± glabrous to stellate-tomentose, older branches glabrescent.
Leaves with central leaflet narrow elliptic, oblong or lanceolate, to 20–45 mm long, 4–7 mm wide, apex acute; margins entire, slightly undulating, ± recurved; upper surface darker, dotted with oil glands, ± warted, glabrous except for hairs along midvein furrow; lower surface dotted with oil glands, ± warted, either glabrous or with scattered stellate hairs; venation evident, especially on lower surface; petiole 10–20 mm long.
Inflorescences shorter than the leaves, 7–60-flowered. Calyx lobes triangular, 1–1.5 mm long, glabrous to hirsute. Petals 2–4 mm long, imbricate, usually white, pubescent.
Cocci ± warted, glabrous, usually with a small terminal appendage.
Flowering: spring and autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on the coast and ranges.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Subspecies are not recognised in N.S.W. The population of Z. smithii at Diggers Head, north of Coffs Harbour, is listed as an Endangered Population in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act.
Text by D.M. Crayn (2004)
Taxon concept: J. A. Armstrong and G.J. Harden (2002)
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