Boronia parviflora Sm.

Swamp Boronia

Tracts Nat. Hist. 295, t. 6 (1798) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Glabrous, suberect to decumbent subshrub to 40 cm high or wide, sometimes reddish or purplish. Leaves sessile or subsessile, simple, elliptic to narrow-elliptic or linear-obovate, 7–26 mm long, 1.5–6.5 mm wide, acute, sometimes mucronate, concolorous to slightly discolorous. Inflorescence terminal and in upper axils, 1(–3)-flowered; pedicels 2–11 mm long. Sepals deltoid, 2.5–6 mm long, valvate, glabrous, green or red; petals c. equal to sepals, pale to bright pink or white or green, imbricate, midrib not raised, deciduous; stamens 4–8, filaments pilose; style obscured by globular stigma. Follicles glabrous, 2.5–4 mm long; seed 1.5–2 mm long, black, smooth, shiny. Flowers spring–autumn.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Patchily distributed through southern Victoria, mainly in wet heath and swampy areas.

This species is unique amongst Boronia in eastern Australia in having 4, 6 or 8 stamens.

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 parviflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Boronia parviflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory