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Zieria compacta C.T.White
Family Rutaceae
Zieria compacta C.T.White APNI*

Synonyms: Zieria fraseri subsp. compacta (C.T.White) J.A.Armstr. APNI*
Zieria fraseri subsp. B sensu Armstrong (1991) APNI*
Zieria fraseri subsp. B sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Zieria fraseri subsp. compacta (C.T.White) J.A. (BRI011370) APNI*
Zieria fraseri subsp. compacta (C.T.White) J.A.Armstr. ms. (BRI 11370) APNI*
Zieria fraseri subsp. B APNI*

Description: Erect bushy shrub to c. 1.5 m high; branches dotted with oil glands, pubescent with bifid and predominantly stellate hairs, glabrescent.

Leaves with central leaflet elliptic to obovate, 6–35 mm long, 1.5–8 mm wide, apex acute to obtuse, mucronate; margins slightly recurved; upper surface dark green, dotted with oil glands, mostly glabrous; lower surface pale green to whitish, shortly stellate-tomentose with scattered longer simple hairs, particularly along the midvein; petiole 2–8 mm long.

Inflorescences shorter or longer than leaves, commonly 6-flowered (range 3–35). Calyx lobes broad-triangular, 1.5–2.5 mm long, outer surface hirsute throughout with stellate hairs. Petals c. 5 mm long, imbricate, pale pink, stellate-pubescent. Style with scattered stellate hairs.

Cocci usually glabrous, dotted with oil glands, with a terminal appendage.


Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, in dry sclerophyll forest in skeletal soils on granite or sandstone, generally on steep rocky outcrops.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
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