Boronia megastigma Nees
Order - Sapindales
Family - Rutaceae
Megastigma because it has a very large (mega) stigma.
Boronia, the common name, is from the genus name for the plant.
Stem leaves -
Stems:Flower stem -
Flower head:Single flowers in the leaf axils.
Flowers:Purple and yellowish inside. Sweetly and strongly scented.
Ovary - Stigma is very large and purple.
Petals - Dark purple outside and yellowish inside.
Seed Biology and Germination:
Population Dynamics and Dispersal:
Origin and History:
Cultivated or picked for cut flowers, oils and gums.
Not recorded as toxic.
Management and Control:Thresholds:
Sandstone Boronia (Boronia glabra)
Plants of similar appearance:References:
Lazarides, M. and Hince, B. (1993). CSIRO handbook of economic plants of Australia. (CSIRO, Melbourne). #184.3.
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