Zieria arborescens

Common Name:

Sandfly Zieria



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (JKNPSTWZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common in moist forests south of Darby River 1

Flower Description:

White 1


Shrub or small tree to 7 m 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The crushed leaves of this species has an unpleasant smell. Leaves are opposite and divided into three leaflets up to 80 mm long. Flowers are 4-petalled and in long clusters 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria