Zieria aspalathoides subsp. aspalathoides

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Shrub to 1 m high, 1.5 m wide; branchlets ridged, hirsute with simple hairs between decurrent leaf-bases. Leaves mostly trifoliolate; terminal and lateral leaflets c. equal, obovate, 5–11 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, apex c. rounded, discolorous, glabrous to hirsute, warted, margins revolute; petiole to 1 mm long. Inflorescence generally longer than leaves, mostly 3-flowered. Sepals triangular, c. 1.5 mm long, usually hairy, smooth; petals 4–5.5 mm long, pale to deep pink, imbricate, pubescent; ovary pubescent or glabrous. Follicles glabrous but for a few hairs on apex, warted or smooth, often with terminal appendage; seeds 3–3.5 mm long, black, striated. Flowers spring.

CVU, Gold. Also Qld, NSW. Rare in Victoria where known from few populations near Wedderburn and Maldon, in dry sclerophyll forest and heath on sandy soils often amongst granitic rocks. .

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
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Zieria aspalathoides subsp. aspalathoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Zieria aspalathoides subsp. aspalathoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native

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New South Wales