Boronia

Boronia megastigma Nees

Order: Sapindales

Family: Rutaceae

Names:

Boronia
Megastigma because it has a very large (mega) stigma.
Boronia, the common name, is from the genus name for the plant.

Other Names:

Summary:

Description:

Cotyledons:

Two.

First leaves:

Leaves:

Stipules -
Petiole -
Blade -
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.
Calyx -
Perianth -
Sepals -
Petals - Dark purple outside and yellowish inside.
Stamens -
Anthers -

Fruit:

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Roots:

Key Characters:

Biology:

Life cycle:

Perennial shrub.

Physiology:

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Origin and History:

Distribution:

TAS, WA.

Courtesy Australia's Virtual Herbarium.

Habitats:

Climate:

Temperate. Mediterranean.

Soil:

Wetland soils

Plant Associations:

Significance:

Beneficial:

Cultivated or picked for cut flowers, oils and gums.
Ornamental.

Detrimental:

Toxicity:

Not recorded as toxic.

Legislation:

None.

Management and Control:

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Related plants:

Sandstone Boronia (Boronia glabra)
Boronia lanuginosa
Boronia rhamboidea
Boronia rosmarinifolia

Plants of similar appearance:

References:

Lazarides, M. and Hince, B. (1993). CSIRO handbook of economic plants of Australia. (CSIRO, Melbourne). #184.3.

Acknowledgments:

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