Boronia muelleri (Benth.) Cheel

Forest Boronia

J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 58: 147 (1924) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs or small trees to 7 m high; branchlets glabrous to sparsely hairy between decurrent leaf-bases, glandular-warty. Leaves pinnate, very rarely bipinnate, with 7–17 leaflets, 45–70 mm long, 20–42 mm wide, glabrous; leaflets narrow-elliptic or oblong, slightly discolorous, 5–25 mm long, 1–4.5 mm wide (terminal leaflet shortest), acute to rounded, more or less glandular-warty, margins finely serrate; petiole 6–12 mm long. Inflorescence axillary, 1–15-flowered; pedicel 5–15 mm long. Sepals ovate-deltoid, 1.5–2.5 mm long, imbricate, glabrous or ciliate; petals 5–9 mm long, pale to deep pink or white, glabrous, imbricate, midrib not raised, deciduous; filaments sparsely pilose; style glabrous, stigma small. Follicles glabrous, 3–4 mm long; seed 2.5–3 mm long, black, shiny. Flowers spring–early autumn.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz. Also NSW. In Victoria principally in the east, between Buchan and the New South Wales border, with disjunct western occurrences near Labertouche and Chapple Vale. Usually occurring on coarse, granitic sands supporting heathland or heathy woodland. An isolated population at Bullengarook, Between Bacchus Marsh and Woodend doubtfully represents a natural occurrence.

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, 2016-05-31
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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 muelleri in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Boronia muelleri in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory