Common name: Chef's Hat Correa
Correa baeuerlenii F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub 1–2.5 m high; stems rusty-floccose.
Leaves ovate to elliptic, 2.2–6.5 cm long, 10–22 mm wide, apex obtuse to acute, base obtuse to cuneate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface sparsely and minutely stellate-hairy, glabrescent with age.
Flowers terminal or axillary, solitary; peduncle (when axillary) 3–12 mm long; bracts narrow-obovate, c. 3 mm long, or rarely ± leaf-like; pedicel 8–10 mm long; bracteoles c. 1.5 mm long. Calyx broad-cylindrical, to 7 mm long, undulate and ± 4-toothed; base dilated, c. 9–13 mm diam. Corolla 20–28 mm long, greenish yellow; lobes triangular, c. 4 mm long. Anthers c. 2.3 mm long, well-exserted.
Fruit to 9 mm long; surrounded by persistent corolla.
Flowering: spring and sporadically at other times.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest, from the Clyde R. district to Bega.
NSW subdivisions: SC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by M. F. Porteners & P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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