Zieria robusta Maiden & Betche

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 35: 788 (1911) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect shrub to c. 2.5 m high; younger branches distinctly ridged, glandular-verrucose, tomentose with simple hairs between the decurrent leaf-bases. Leaves mostly trifoliolate; terminal leaflet obovate, 2.5–11.5 mm long, 2–6.5 mm wide, apex rounded, emarginate or obcordate, mucronate, discolorous, dotted with oil glands, glabrous to glabrescent; lateral leaflets slightly smaller than terminal one; petiole 1.5–6 mm long. Inflorescence generally longer than the leaves, usually 5–9-flowered. Sepals broad-ovate or -triangular, 1–1.5 mm long, glandular-verrucose, silky; petals 2.5–3.5 mm long, white to pink, imbricate, pubescent; ovary glabrous. Follicles dotted with oil glands to slightly glandular-verrucose, appendage absent; seed 2.5–3 mm long, black, rugulose. Flowers summer.

HNF, HSF, VAlp. Also NSW. Localized in Victoria where known only from the Moroka River Gorge area, but there locally common on dry ridge tops to rocky river banks. .

The leaves of Victorian populations are more crenulate than those of New South Wales populations.

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 Zieria
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Zieria robusta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Zieria robusta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales