Desert Boronia
Oil Bush
Desert Boronia (Boronia inornata ssp leptophylla)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Woody Plants (Sapindales)
Family: Citrus (Rutaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Desert Boronia (Boronia inornata ssp leptophylla)
This Photo:     🔍Flowers🔎
Other name: Dryland Boronia

Thank you Alan Dandie for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The buds are prettier than the flower; Hot pink shades which gives the whole shrub a pink colouration (this fades as it blooms).
The buds and flowers range from white to deep pink. The buds can also be single coloured or variegated.
Cylindrical / baseball bat, green, shiny leaves.
New stems are rusty brown.

Copyright © 2012-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 03-Aug-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)