Boronia polygalifolia Sm.

Milkwort Boronia

Tracts Relating to Natural History 297, t.7 (1798) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Glabrous, decumbent subshrub, often several-branched from near base, branches to c. 30 cm long; stems not conspicuously glandular. Leaves sessile or subsessile, simple, narrow-elliptic, 8–25 mm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, acute, distinctly discolorous, margins often recurved. Inflorescence axillary, 1(–3)-flowered; pedicels 1–10 mm long. Sepals deltoid, c. 1 mm long, valvate, glabrous, green; petals 4.5–6.5 mm long, pale to mid pink, imbricate, midrib not raised; stamens 8 with pilose filaments pilose; stigma not strongly demarcated from style. Follicles glabrous, ripe fruit not seen. Flowers spring.

EGL. Also Qld, NSW. Known in Victoria from a single 2014 collection from damp lowland forest between Nowa Nowa and Orbost.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2016-05-26
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Sapindales
family Rutaceae
genus Boronia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Boronia polygalifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Boronia polygalifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory