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Boronia ovata Lindl.

Edwards's Bot.Reg. 27: Tab. 47 (1841)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Diffuse shrub, (0.04-)0.1-0.5 m high. Fl. pink, Aug to Nov. Gravelly & sandy lateritic soils.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 19 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves opposite, simple, 8-20 mm long, 2-9 mm wide, flat, the margins flat or recurved, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in terminal, loose clusters (cymes or panicles); pedicels 7-9.5 mm long; calyx present, 2-2.2 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; corolla pink, petals four, 7-8 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 2.5-2.8 mm long, warty with prominent raised glands, glabrous; anthers 1 mm long, with an appendage; style 1-1.5 mm long. Flowers in August, September, October and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest and Warren IBRA region(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 14 November 2023


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Boddington, Chittering, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Swan, Toodyay, Victoria Plains.