The granite boronia is a perennial evergreen woody shrub with an open branched growth habit that grows to between 0.6 m and 2 m tall. Its leaves are divided into nine to eleven leaflets with each leaflet about 2–14 mm long and 1–2.5 mm wide. The leaflets and stems are covered with soft white hairs. Bright pink flowers occur from late winter to late spring and are required to identify the species. The compound leaves of the granite boronia distinguish it from the closely related B. repanda (repand boronia), which has opposite leaves and occur in the Stanthorpe area.
Granite Boronia |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Boronia granitica
Threats Potential threats to the granite boronia include browsing; inappropriate fire regimes; clearing and incidental threats.
Threat Threat Evidence base factor type and status Fire Fire current The granite boronia is a fire sensitive species (killed by fire) that frequency regenerates from seed (obligate seeder) (Clarke Knox; 2002; cited in NSW NPWS; 2002).