Boronia algida F.Muell.

Alpine Boronia

Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 100 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Usually a spreading shrub to c. 60 cm high, less often erect to 1 m high, glabrous to moderately simple hairy throughout; branches obviously glandular, often dichotomous. Leaves pinnate with (3–)5–9 leaflets, 8–15 mm long, 4–5 mm wide; leaflets obovate, 2–9 mm long, 1–4.5 mm wide, obtuse to obcordate, margins flat, entire, midrib not raised abaxially, terminal leaflets shortest; petiole 0.5–1 mm long. Inflorescence terminal, 1(–3)-flowered; peduncle usually absent; pedicel 0.5–5 mm long. Sepals broadly ovate-deltoid, imbricate, ciliate, 1–2.5 mm long; petals pink or white, valvate, midrib not raised abaxially, 4–7 mm long, glabrous, 2.5–3 mm wide, persistent; staminal filaments glabrous; style glabrous, stigma globular, often concealing style. Follicles 2.5–3 mm long; seed 2–2.5 mm long, grey to black, dull, smooth. Flowers mostly Nov.–Feb.

EGU, HNF, HSF, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. In Victoria recorded from Mt Buffalo, Mt Hotham, Nunniong Plateau and nearby areas, mostly on shallow soils derived from igneous parent rock, occurring in heath or open eucalypt woodland communities.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Rutaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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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 algida in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Boronia algida in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory