Correa reflexa var. speciosa (Donn ex Andr.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
|Correa reflexa var. speciosa (Donn ex Andr.) Paul G.Wilson ||Family Rutaceae|
Synonyms: Correa reflexa var. cardinalis (F.Muell. ex Hook.) Court APNI*
Correa speciosa Aiton APNI*
Description: Decumbent or erect shrub, 0.5–1.5 m high; stems rusty-floccose.
Leaves narrow- to broad-ovate or rarely ± oblong, 1.5–5 cm long, 6–30 mm wide, flat or margins recurved, apex rounded to obtuse, upper surface smooth to slightly rough, sparsely to densely stellate-hairy, lower surface stellate-tomentose.
Flowers 1–3 at the end of lateral branchlets, erect to pendent, not clasped between reflexed leaf-like bracts; pedicel 2–4 mm long; bracteoles 3–11 mm long. Calyx hemispherical, 3–6 mm long, 4-toothed. Corolla 20–35 mm long, red with green or pale lobes or pale yellow, falling after anthesis. Anthers 2.5–3.5 mm long, slightly exserted.
Fruit 6–9 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Coastal districts south of Port Stephens.
Grows in dry sclerophyll woodland, on coastal dunes, sand or sandstone.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by D.M. Crayn
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