Boronia ledifolia (Vent.) J.Gay

Showy Boronia

Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 7: 450 (1821) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Erect shrub to 2.5 m high; branchlets densely stellate-pubescent without obvious glands. Leaves usually simple (rarely trifoliolate), elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 3–43 mm long, 1–7 mm wide, acute to obtuse, strongly discolorous, upper surface glabrous to sparsely stellate hairy, lower surface densely white tomentose, margins entire, plane to revolute, midrib raised abaxially; petiole 3–11 mm long. Inflorescence axillary, 1–3-flowered; peduncle 1–10 mm long; pedicel 6–11 mm long. Sepals ovate-deltoid to elliptic, valvate, 3–4.5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide; petals 8.5–12 mm long, pink or rarely white, valvate, abaxial surface with prominently raised midrib, persistent; stamen filaments pilose; style hirsute or glabrous, stigma minute. Follicles glabrous or densely hirsute, 4–5 mm long; seeds 3–4 mm long, black, shiny. Flowers spring and summer.

EGU. Also NSW. Rare in Victoria and restricted to scrubby dry forest or shrubland fringing the Snowy, Tambo and Timbarra Rivers in Gippsland, usually on poor soils shallowly overlying rock.

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.
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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 ledifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Boronia ledifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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Western Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory