Boronia octandra Paul G.Wilson

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

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

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).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 8 December 2020

Distribution

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.