Boronia anemonifolia subsp. variabilis (Hook.) P.G.Neish

Muelleria 14: 11 (2000) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Shrub to c. 1.2 m high; branches glabrous or hirsute between decurrent leaf-bases; leaves pinnate, 3–5(–7)-foliolate, 15–30 mm long (includes 7–13 mm long petiole), 1.5–2.5 mm wide (to 7 mm wide if leaflets further divided), glandular; leaflets flat, oblanceolate to cuneate, 4–10 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, entire, 3-toothed or pinnatifid with up to 5 lobes. Inflorescence (1–)2–4-flowered; peduncle 3–8 mm long; pedicel 1–4 mm long. Sepals 1.5–2 mm long, glabrous, 3–5 mm long, pale pink, glabrous. Flowers Jun.–Oct. (2 records).

GipP, OtP. Known only from heathland on Sunday and nearby Snake Islands near Wilsons Promontory. A pre-1900 specimen labelled 'Portarlington' suggests it was formerly more widespread. Also Qld, NSW, Tas.

Victorian plants more closely resemble those from Tasmania in their relatively longer leaflets that are less frequently further divided.

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 (as Boronia anemonifolia subsp. 3).
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-07-07
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Boronia anemonifolia subsp. variabilis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Boronia anemonifolia subsp. variabilis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native

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New South Wales