Common name: Rock Correa
Correa glabra Lindl. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 2.7 m high; stems tomentose to ± glabrous.
Leaves narrow- to broad-elliptic or occasionally obovate, 1–4 cm long, 5–17 mm wide, apex obtuse to rounded, base rounded to cuneate, upper surface ± smooth and sparsely stellate-hairy, lower surface densely stellate-hairy.
Flowers solitary, terminal on short axillary shoots; pedicel 2–4 mm long; bracteoles 4–7 mm long. Calyx cup-shaped, 3–10 mm long, ± truncate, becoming flattened and closed. Corolla 15–30 mm long, pale green. Anthers 1.5–4 mm long, exserted to about a quarter to half the length of the corolla.
Fruit 5–8 mm long, white to green.
Flowering: sporadically, but chiefly May–April
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in rocky habitats, mostly in open woodland.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
The varieties are not always clearly distinguishable since they appear to intergrade with each other, some intermediate specimens have been recorded from near Hillston (SWP) and in the Bingara to Narrabri district (NWS)
Text by M. F. Porteners & P. H. Weston
| ||Key to the varieties|| |
|1||Leaves glabrous or glabrescent; calyx hemispherical, glabrous or glabrescent.||var. glabra|
|Leaves with lower surface tomentose; calyx cup-shaped to shortly cylindrical, tomentose. ||var. leucoclada|
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