Boronia anemonifolia A.Cunn.

Sticky Boronia

in Field, Geogr. Mem. New South Wales 330 (1825) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub to 2.5 m high, glabrous or moderately hirsute throughout; branches glandular-warty. Leaves simple, pinnate or bipinnate, 4–18(–35) mm long, 2–25(–30) mm wide, simple leaves or leaflets narrow-cuneate to cuneate or c. ovate to obovate, 2–9(–13) mm long, 1–4(–6) mm wide, often 3-lobed, prominently glandular, concolorous; petiole 2–9(–16) mm long. Inflorescence axillary, 1–6(–9)-flowered. Sepals broad ovate, imbricate, 1.5–2.5(–3) mm long, 0.8–1.5 mm wide; petals white or pink, imbricate, midvein not raised, (3.5–)4–5.5(–6.5) mm long, persistent or deciduous; stamen filaments pilose; style hirsute, longer than minute stigma. Follicles glabrous, often with a few hairs around suture, 3–5 mm long; seed c. 2.5 mm long, black or blackish-brown, dull.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, SnM, VRiv, VVP, Wim.

4 subspecies, 3 in Victoria.

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

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Western Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory