Boronia citrata N.G.Walsh

Lemon Boronia

Muelleria 8: 21 (1993) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Erect shrub to 0.8(–1.5) m high, minutely hispid throughout (not obviously glandular), pungently lemon-scented. Leaves pinnate with 5–11 leaflets, to 15 mm long and wide; leaflets narrowly obovate, 2–7 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, obtuse, c. concolorous, margins entire or slightly and irregularly indented; petioles 1.5–3.5 mm long. Inflorescence terminal or in upper axils, 1–5-flowered; peduncle 0–5 mm long; pedicels 3–7 mm long. Sepals deltoid, 1–1.6 mm long, imbricate; petals 4–6.5 mm long, pale to rosy pink, imbricate, midrib not raised, deciduous; stamen filaments pilose; style glabrous, subequal to globular stigma. Follicles, 3–3.5 mm long; seeds 2–3 mm long, dark brown, shiny. Flowers spring–summer.

HSF, VAlp. Endemic to the upper catchment area of the Macalister River, to the north and east of Licola. The few known populations occur in subalpine mallee and heath communities on shallow soils.

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 citrata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Boronia citrata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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