Boronia pilosa subsp. pilosa

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs to 1.5(–3) m high. Leaves 3–18 mm long, 4–30 mm wide, pilose to glabrescent; leaflets 1–15 mm long, 0.5–2.5 mm wide. Sepals narrowly triangular to deltate, pilose to ciliate, to 3.5 mm long, often with recurved margins. Flowers Nov.–Feb.

Brid, CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, VVP, Wim. Also Tas. Occurring disjunctly in the Grampians, Mt Richmond near Portland, Bacchus Marsh-Daylesford area, and near Bairnsdale. Occurs in forest, woodland and heath usually on rocky soils. Also Tas. A pre-1900 collection purportedly from Chiltern has not been collected in the region since and so it is doubtful that it occurred in this region.

In the Grampians, there is some variation in indumentum density, from nearly glabrous to pilose, and sepal length (1–3 mm long), but the variation appears to be continuous. Most plants are under 1.5 m high, but very tall examples have been recorded in the far east of the State.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2016-05-27
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-07-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Sapindales
family Rutaceae
genus Boronia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Boronia pilosa subsp. pilosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Boronia pilosa subsp. pilosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

State distribution

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