Boronia capitata subsp. capitata  |  

Boronia capitata subsp. capitata

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Boronia capitata subsp. capitata, Family Rutaceae, also known as Tutanning Boronia, is a low shrub growing to 1.3 m high and 80 cm wide, with pinkish-mauve to purple flowers. The flowering season is from August to February, and the flowers grow in compact terminal heads on short thick stalks. The leaves are 5–15 mm long, narrow, and semi-cylindrical shaped. This subspecies is distinguished by the long, soft, straight hairs on the branches and leaves, and its hairy sepals and petals.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Boronia capitata subsp. capitata

    The main potential threats to the subspecies include changed hydrology inappropriate fire regimes exotic weeds and increased grazing pressure (ANRA; 2007).