Geijera parviflora—Wilga—RUTACEAE

Geijera parviflora

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Habitat— In Vine Thickets but more common in Woodland and Open Forest.

Distribution— North from the Upper Hunter Valley in New South Wales and west to Carnarvon National Park in Queensland.

Description— Shrub or small tree to 10 m high, leaves and branches pendent and often reaching to ground level but frequently trimmed by sheep.

Local occurrences

Australian National Botanic Gardens Canberra.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, with translucent dots, linear to linear–lanceolate, 3.5 to 24 cm long, 0.4 to 1 cm wide, apex acute or obtuse, base attenuate or cuneate, glossy dark green, midrib raised on lower surface; petiole 3 to 12 mm long, margins incurved. Young branchlets slightly hoary. Oil dots distinct in fresh leaves, often obscure in dried leaves; with a strong spicy scent when crushed.

Geijera parviflora
Geijera parviflora

Inflorescence.— Loose, 4 to 7 cm long. Sepals 0.8 to 1 mm long, ciliate. Petals 1.5 to 2 mm long, valvate, white, glabrous or slightly hoary.

Flowering.— June to November.

Fruit.— Globose, dry, 4 to 5 mm diam with 1 to 4 warty segments, brownish, each with one black seed.

Ripe.— Late Winter to Summer.