Zieria arborescens subsp. arborescens


Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or small tree to 7 m high; branchlets ridged, usually scurfy to pubescent with stellate hairs, or glabrescent, rarely faintly glandular-verrucose. Leaves trifoliolate; leaflets variable, narrow-elliptic, oblong or lanceolate, 30–125(–140) mm long, 6–26 mm wide, acute, discolorous, upper surface glabrous or glabrescent, lower surface glabrescent to stellate-tomentose, oil glands not obvious, margins entire, usually recurved; petiole 8–40 mm long. Inflorescence usually shorter than leaves, many-flowered. Sepals deltoid, 1.3–2.5 mm long, tomentose; petals 3–7 mm long, white, imbricate, pubescent; ovary glabrous. Follicles glabrous, with small terminal appendage, not warty; seed 2–3 mm long, red-brown to black, striated. Flowers Aug.–Dec.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, WaP, WPro. Common in tall wet-forests of southern Victoria, mostly east from the Dandenong Range, with isolated populations in the Otway Range. A collection labelled 'Halls Gap, 1896' at MEL appears to be the only record from the Grampians.

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
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Zieria arborescens subsp. arborescens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Zieria arborescens subsp. arborescens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory