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Boronia excelsa

Family

Rutaceae

Botanical Name

Boronia excelsa Duretto

Duretto, M. (1999) Austrobaileya 5: 284. Type: Qld, S. F. 144, Mt Windsor Tableland, 16 15 S 145 02 E, 11 July 1995, P.I.Forster 17248 & S.J.Figg; holo: BRI; iso: AD, CANB, K, NSW, PERTH.

Stem

Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub 2-3 m tall.

Leaves

Leaf blades about 35-60 x 4-6 mm, aromatic when crushed, underside densely clothed in hairs which are predominantly stellate but difficult to observe. Petioles absent or very short, about 1 mm long. Lateral veins difficult to discern. Twigs densely clothed in brown stellate hairs.

Flowers

Flowers about 9-11 mm diam. Pedicel and the outer surface of the calyx clothed in stellate hairs or scales. Petals about 5 mm long, apex acute, base broad, margins and outer surface clothed in long, simple white hairs. Stamens eight, dimorphic, four long and four short, filaments of the longer stamens about 2 mm long, while the filaments of the shorter stamens are about 1 mm long. All filaments hairy. Anthers globose, about 1 mm diam. Carpels seated on a large fleshy disk.

Fruit

Seeds shiny black, about 3-3.5 x 1.5 mm.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ, known only from the Windsor Tableland area. Altitudinal range not known but collected at 840-1050 m. Grows as an understory plant in close proximity to creeks in wet sclerophyll forest. Also found in gallery forest and riparian forest.

NEQ

X

Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)

X

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)

X

RFK Code

3527