Phebalium squamulosum subsp. ozothamnoides (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson

Mountain Phebalium

Nuytsia 1: 86 (1970) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Compact shrub to c. 1 m high. Leaves coriaceous, oblong-obovate to broadly obovate, cuneate or suborbicular, 7–11(–16) mm long, 2–7 mm wide, apex rounded, upper surface scurfy to glabrous, smooth to scaberulous, midrib not impressed, lower surface smooth, silvery- to ferruginous-lepidote, margins entire, recurved to revolute. Calyx and petals silvery- or ferruginous-lepidote.  Flowers spring and summer.

EGU, HNF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. Rather rare in Victoria, occurring in elevated areas in forest, woodland and heath in rocky areas (e.g. Moroka River Gorge, upper Buchan River, Mitta Mitta, Mt Tingaringy, Cathedral Range).

A specimen from The Sugarloaf, near Buxton, has been tentatively determined as this subspecies, geographically isolated from other examples of the taxon. It may be a form of subsp. squamulosum which occurs locally, but with leaves reduced in length due to the exposure of the site.

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, 2019-10-16
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Phebalium squamulosum subsp. ozothamnoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Phebalium squamulosum subsp. ozothamnoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory