Boronia nana Hook.

Dwarf Boronia

Icon. Pl. 3: t. 270 (1840) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate or procumbent subshrub with branches to c. 30 cm long; branches pubescent between decurrent leaf-bases. Leaves simple or trifoliolate, plane; leaflets and simple leaves narrow- to broad-linear to elliptic, ovate or obovate, 2–15 mm long, 0.5–3.5 mm wide, plane or slightly conduplicate, slightly discolorous; petiole 0.5–5 mm long. Inflorescence 1–2(–6)-flowered; peduncle 1–7 mm; pedicel 2–16 mm long. Sepals deltoid to triangular or ovate to broad-ovate, imbricate, 1–3.5 mm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide; petals imbricate, midvein not raised, 3–5.5 mm long, 1.2–3 mm wide, persistent; filaments pilose; style hirsute at base, longer than rounded stigma. Follicles glabrous or glabrescent, 3–4.5 mm long; seeds 2.2–2.5 mm long, black to dark brown, dull.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim.

3 varieties, all 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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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 nana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Boronia nana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
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
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes 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
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory