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Boronia octandra Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 1:199 (1971)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, 0.15-0.35(-0.6) m high. Fl. red-brown/cream-green-pink, Jun to Oct. Sand or sandy clay. Undulating plains, breakaways.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 19 August 1996

Scientific Description

Key to Rutaceae of Western Australia

Authors: Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves opposite, compound, 5-7 mm long, with 3 leaflets, each 4-7 mm long, 0.7-1.2 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicels 2 mm long; calyx present, 3 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla red, pink, white or cream, green or brown, petals four, 7 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the surfaces; stamens twice as many as petals, warty with prominent raised glands, glabrous; anthers 0.5-0.8 mm long, with an appendage. Flowers in June, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Hampton, Mallee and Esperance IBRA region(s).

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C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 13 September 2023


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Hampton, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Hampton, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Dumbleyung, Dundas, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent, Kulin, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.