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Species profile—Boronia repanda


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Plantae (plants)
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Scientific name
Boronia repanda (F.Muell. ex Maiden & Betche) Maiden & Betche
WildNet taxon ID
Alternate name(s)
bordor boronia
Repand boronia
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Conservation significant
Pest status
Boronia repanda is a small erect shrub growing to 1.5m tall. Young branches are covered with white hairs. The leaves are thick, glandular warty and oblong, measuring 5-23mm long by 1-6mm wide and have a stalk 0.5-1.5mm long. Both leaf surfaces are moderately hairy, the lower surface is paler green in colour. The leaf margins are uneven and warty, and recurved (curved under). The flowers are borne singly and have stalks 2.5-4.5mm long. The sepals (leaf-like flower parts attached to the outer base of the flower) are hairy and 3-4.5mm long. The petals are pink or occasionally white, 6-9mm long, hairy on the outside, and persistent in fruit. The oblong hairy fruits are laterally flattened and approximately 5mm long. (Stanley & Ross 1983; Wang 1999; DPIE 2018; DOE 2020).
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This species is found in the Stanthorpe area in south-eastern Queensland and the Northern Tablelands of north-eastern New South Wales. (Wang 1999; Herbrecs 2008).
Distributional limits
-28.4919444, 151.8317669
-28.6300203, 151.995
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Boronia repanda is found in remnant heath and eucalypt open forest amongst granite outcrops, up to 900m above sea level. It grows in sandy and sandy loam soils. (Wang 1999).
This species has been reported to be fire sensitive; adult plants are killed by fire, and regeneration after fire is dependent upon a soil-stored seedbank (DPIE 2018). However, recent observations by the Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium (pers. comm. Feb 2020) documented resprouting from the base of plants as well as along blackened stems.
This species flowers from July to November and flowering can be prolific. The fruiting period is unknown. (Wang 1999).
Threatening processes
Agriculture and forestry.
Contributors: Weslawa Misiak 10/09/1998; Ailsa Holland, Mellisa Mayhew 27/01/2009; Paul Forster, Gill Brown 20/02/2020.
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment NSW (2018). Granite Rose - profile, in Threatened Species. Department of Planning, Industry and Environment NSW. Accessed 20/02/2020. Available from:
Department of the Environment (2020). Boronia repanda in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Accessed 25/02/2020. Available from:
Herbrecs (2008). Boronia repanda, in BriMapper version 2.12. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 25/09/2008.
Maiden, J.H. and E. Betche (1907) Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 31: 732.
Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1983). Flora of south-eastern Queensland (volume 1). Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Brisbane.
Wang, J. (1999). Boronia repanda, in Species Management Manual. Department of Natural Resources, Brisbane.
Profile author
Ailsa Holland (25/02/2020)

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Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0.

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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