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Unidentified Plant (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 13 Feb 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 13 Feb 2019

Identification history

Unidentified 28 Feb 2019 MeenaS

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5 comments

   1 Mar 2019
I get the impression that the leaves have three narrow leaflets, which means it might be a Zieria.
Only a moderator who is really familiar over a number of years with the particular area a sighting came from will be able to recognise on sight plants that have no flowers or seed cases/fruit. The rest of us can only make wild guesses.
   2 Mar 2019
If as Betty suggests it could be a Zieria, then the nearest in leaf form might be Zieria laevigata, which occurs in that area.
   3 Mar 2019
Except those leaves look anything but 'smooth' Nick!
   3 Mar 2019
It could be worth while for someone with a permit to go back when it is flowering to collect a specimen to send to either (or both) Sydney and Canberra herbaria. Zierias with narrow warty leaves sort of nearby are the species that used to be Zieria tuberculata at Cambewarra, and Zieria granulata in the Illawarra.
That is if it is a Zieria at all.
   10 Mar 2019
Although called the Smooth Zieria, Z laevigata is certainly bumpy enough, under dry conditions, to be a contender (I have just checked my pics), while Z. granulata and Z. tuberculata are even more warty than maybe these pics. However, I have never seen either of these latter two in the flesh. The thing is, all three Zierias are distinctly petiolate and the leaves in these photos appear sessile. Given granulata and tuberculata are both rare, I agree another look is warranted.

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  • 13 Feb 2019 11:00 AM Recorded on
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