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Plants of the Fraser Coast Region

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Zieria verrucosa     J.A.Armstr.

This native shrub is commonly known as warty zieria.

Zieria verrucosa is described as a "dicot" in the Rutaceae family.

In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is classified as Vulnerable. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is classified as Vulnerable.

Restricted to a small area in the Burnett district near Mundubbera ( ‘Back on Track’ priority plant species for the Burnett Mary NRM region. Zieria verrucosa many-branched, hairy shrub which grows to a height of 1.5 m (5 ft). The leaves are composed of three narrow leaflets with the central one, 8–50 mm (0.3–2 in) long and 1–5 mm (0.04–0.2 in) wide. The upper surface of the leaflets is dark green with scattered hairs and the lower surface is whitish and velvety-hairy. The leaves are covered with glands and many small lumps or tubercules and are strongly scented, especially when crushed. The flowers are arranged in the leaf axils in groups of up to 60 but the flowers are small and the groups are shorter than the leaves. The flowers are creamy-white to pink and 4–6 mm (0.16–0.24 in) in diameter. Flowering occurs between August and February and the fruits which follow are glabrous capsules with many glands (Wikipedia). 

It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census but is not listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.


Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.


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