Geijera parviflora Lindl.

Wilga

in T.Mitch., J. Exped. Trop. Australia 102 (1848) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Shrub or tree to 10 m high, glabrous or inflorescence and young branches with simple hairs; leaves and branches weeping. Leaves linear or linear-lanceolate or linear-ovate, 3.5–18 cm long, 0.2–1.2 cm wide, glossy dark green to light green, lateral venation obscure, apex acute to obtuse, base attenuate or cuneate, midrib raised abaxially, margins slightly incurved; petiole 3–12 mm long. Inflorescence 4–7 cm long. Flowers odoriferous; sepals 0.8–1.1 mm long, ciliate; petals 1.5–2.5 mm long, valvate, white, glabrous. Fruits c. globose, slightly compressed, 4–6 mm diam. Flowers late winter–summer.

MuF, MuM. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Very rare in Victoria where confined to a few isolated populations around Kenley, north-west Victoria, in dry acacia or eucalypt woodland on heavy soils.

Often used as stock fodder, especially during drought, but not all trees are palatable.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-11-27
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Sapindales
family Rutaceae
genus Geijera
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Geijera parviflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Geijera parviflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present cultivated

State distribution

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State
Western Australia
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Victoria