Boronia molloyae

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Boronia molloyae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Boronia
Species: B. molloyae
Binomial name
Boronia molloyae

Boronia elatior Bartl.
Boronia semifertilis F.Muell.

Boronia molloyae (commonly called the Tall Boronia) is a shrub in the Boronia genus that grows in sandy soils in South West coastal regions of Western Australia. It is a slender shrub with springtime red-pink flowers commonly found along creeks, streams and swamps. It grows to about 3 metres.[1]

James Drummond proposed the name Boronia molloyi in 1842, however this was overlooked and it was named B. elatior in 1844 by Friedrich Gottlieb Bartling and as B. semifertilis in 1861 by Ferdinand von Mueller.[2] In the 1970s B. elatior was renamed to its current name, adjusted with the feminine latinate suffix.[3] It is the only plant named after botanical collector Georgiana Molloy.[3]


  1. ^ "Boronia molloyae". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  2. ^ "Boronia molloyae". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  3. ^ a b "Boronia Molloyae WA Herbarium". Hindsight, ABC Radio National. 6 May 2007. 

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