Zieria arborescens subsp. arborescens—Stinkwood—RUTACEAE

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Habitat—Widespread, in wet sclerophyll forest and on margins of rainforest; on the coast and adjacent ranges.

Distribution—North from Tasmania into Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description— Robust shrub or small tree to 10 m high; branches ridged, usually scurfy to pubescent with stellate hairs, glabrescent


Kattang Nature Reserve and The Australian National Botanic Gardens Canberra

Leaves.—Compound, leaflets three, central leaflet variable in size and shape, narrow–elliptic, oblong or lanceolate, mostly 50 to 90 mm long, 6 to 15 mm wide, apex acute, margins entire and ± recurved; upper surface ± glabrous, dark green; lower surface hirsute to stellate–tomentose, paler, not warted, but dotted with oil glands; petiole 15 to 30 mm long.

Zieria arborescens subsp. arborescens
Zieria arborescens subsp. arborescens

Inflorescence.—Usually shorter than leaves, many–flowered. Calyx lobes ± triangular, 1.3 to 2.2 mm long, ± tomentose. Petals 3 to 6.5 mm long, imbricate, white, pubescent.

Flowering.—Spring to Summer.

Fruit.—Cocci dotted with oil glands, glabrous, with an appendage

Ripe.—Summer to early Autumn.