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Common name: Common Correa, Native Fuchsia
Correa reflexa (Labill.) Vent. 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, pendent; terminal leaf pair as 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, green or red and green, falling after anthesis. Anthers 2.5–3.5 mm long, slightly exserted.
Fruit 6–9 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in dry sclerophyll forest and heath on sandstone or coastal dunes.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by M. F. Porteners & P. H. Weston
| ||Key to the varieties|| |
|1||Flowers drooping, clasped between 2 reflexed leaf-like bracts; corolla green to yellow or red with green or pale lobes.||var. reflexa|
|Flowers erect to drooping, not clasped between reflexed leaf-like bracts; corolla red with green or pale lobes or pale yellow.||var. speciosa|
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