Zieria citriodora J.A.Armstr.

Australian Systematic Botany 15: 330 (2002) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Procumbent to rounded shrub to c. 20 cm high, strongly lemon-scented; branchlets not ridged, dotted with oil glands but not warted, more or less pubescent with simple hairs, often with tufts of longer hairs at nodes; older branches glabrescent. Leaves trifoliolate; terminal leaflet lanceolate or linear, 4–5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide (lateral leaflets slightly shorter), rounded to acute, hirsute with simple hairs, dotted with oil glands but not warted, margins entire, slightly recurved; petiole 2–4 mm long. Inflorescence usually much longer than leaves, 1–3-flowered. Sepals triangular, 1.5–2 mm long, usually hairy, smooth; petals 3–4 mm long, pale pink to white, imbricate, pubescent; ovary pubescent. Follicles hirsute and dotted with oil glands, often with terminal appendage; seed 2.5–3 mm long, black, striated. Flowers late winter–summer.

HNF. Rare across its range. In Victoria apparently confined to open, rocky sites near Limestone Creek (between Benambra and Wulgulmerang).

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-05-24
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-13
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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 citriodora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Zieria citriodora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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New South Wales