Boronia filifolia F.Muell.

Slender Boronia

Fragm. 1: 3 (1858) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Slender shrub to c. 50 cm high, glabrous; branchlets not glandular-warty. Leaves simple or pinnate with 3(–5) leaflets; simple leaves linear to narrow-obovate, 3–30 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, petioles to 0.5 mm long; pinnate leaves with leaflets narrow-obovate, c. equal, 3–10 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, petioles 2–8 mm long; lamina of both types terete or subterete, slightly discolorous; margins entire. Inflorescence terminal on short branches and axillary in upper nodes of branches, 1(–3)-flowered; peduncle 8–15 mm long; pedicel 2–13 mm long. Sepals ovate-deltoid, imbricate, 1–3 mm long; petals 4–12 mm long, pale to deep pink, imbricate, midrib not raised, deciduous; filaments sparsely pilose; style hairy, shorter than globular stigma. Follicles 3–4 mm long; seed c. 2 mm long, black, shiny. Flowers spring.

LoM, Wim. Also SA. Rare in Victoria where known only from mallee and heath on deep sand near the South Australian border in the Little Desert and Big Deserts.

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: Neville Walsh, 2019-11-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Sapindales
family Rutaceae
genus Boronia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Boronia filifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Boronia filifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native

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South Australia