Zieria veronicea subsp. veronicea

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub to 60 cm high, somewhat lemon-scented when young growth crushed, densely stellate-velvety indumented throughout; branches eglandular, not ridged, older branches glabrescent. Leaves simple, oblong to ovate, 5–18 mm long, 1–5.5 mm wide, obtuse, upper surface light green, lower surface grey-green, margins entire, recurved to revolute; petiole 0–0.7 mm long. Inflorescence 1–3-flowered, generally not exceeding leaves. Sepals narrowly lanceolate, 2–5.5 mm long, acute, densely stellate-hairy, smooth; petals 2.3–7 mm long, pink or occasionally white, often drying to light purple, imbricate; ovary stellate-pubescent. Follicles velutinous with a dense stellate indumentum, small terminal appendage present; seeds 3–3.5 mm long, mottled black, rugulose to striated.  Flowers Aug.–Dec.

GipP, Glep, LoM, MuM, Wim. Also SA, Tas. Widespread in sandy mallee and mallee-heath communities of western Victoria with a southerly outlier near Casterton, and disjunct populations in sandly lowland heaths around the Gippsland Lakes.

Often cryptic unless recently after fires or other disturbance when flowering may be prolific.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2016-05-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Sapindales
family Rutaceae
genus Zieria
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Zieria veronicea subsp. veronicea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Zieria veronicea subsp. veronicea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native

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South Australia