Common name: Twiggy Zieria
Zieria minutiflora Domin APNI*
Synonyms: Zieria minutiflora subsp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Diffuse shrub to 1 m high; branches ± tomentose with simple to stellate hairs, not warted, glabrescent with age.
Leaves palmately trifoliate, with central leaflet obovate, 6–10.5 mm long, 4–6 mm wide, apex retuse to emarginate, margins entire, ± flat; upper surface ± pubescent or rarely glabrescent, lower surface ± velvety; petiole 1.5–3 mm long.
Inflorescences generally shorter than leaves, commonly 1–3-flowered. Calyx lobes broad-triangular, c. 0.5 mm long, glabrous to hirsute. Petals 1.5–2 mm long, imbricate, white to creamish or pale pink, stellate-pubescent. Ovary glabrous or hirsute. Pedicel glabrous or hirsute.
Fruit glabrous or hirsute, warted, with an appendage.
Flowering: mainly summer and autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Coastal districts north from Coffs Harbour to north-eastern Queensland..
Sandy or rocky areas near the coast, often in open forest or woodland.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
2 subspecies recognised, one occurs only in Queensland.
Text by J. A. Armstrong & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: J.A. Armstrong (2002)
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