Zieria arborescens



Zieria arborescens, common name stinkwood, is a plant in the citrus family Rutaceae and is endemic to eastern Australia. It is a robust shrub or small tree which grows to a height of 5–10 m. Its branches are ridged where older leaves have fallen and are usually scaly or hairy, at least when young. The leaves are composed of three leaflets which vary in size and shape but are mostly lance-shaped or oblong, 50–90 mm long and 6–15 mm wide with a stalk 15–30 mm long. The edges of the leaves are rolled downwards with the upper surface dark green and glabrous while the lower surface is hairy and pale in colour. Both surfaces of the leaf are dotted with oil glands. The flowers are white or pale pink and are arranged in large groups in upper leaf axils, the groups usually shorter than the leaves. There are four more or less hairy, triangular sepal lobes about 1.5–2.5 mm long. The four petals are 3–6.5 mm long and slightly hairy. In common with other zierias, there are only four stamens. Flowering occurs from September to November and is followed by a capsule containing seeds which have an ant-attracting elaiosome.

254.00 Location Many specimens form part of the Tarwin River bank restoration plantings.

SKU: 254

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