Common name: Mountain Correa
Correa lawrenceana Hook. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree, 0.6–9 m high; stems rusty-floccose.
Leaves narrow- to broad-elliptic or ovate, 2.5–10.5 cm long, 7–70 mm wide, apex acute to rounded, base cuneate to ± cordate, upper surface glabrous and smooth, lower surface glabrous to densely stellate-hairy.
Inflorescences axillary, or rarely terminal cymes of 1–7 flowers; bracts normally falling in bud, usually 2–5 mm long but up to 30 mm long in var. macrocalyx; bracteoles falling in the bud, 0.5–2 mm long. Calyx 3–10 mm long, 4–6 mm diam., lobes triangular to broad-obtuse or rarely acuminate. Corolla 16–32 mm long, 4–7 mm diam., scale-like to velvety, lobes erect. Anthers 2.5–3 mm long, exserted to about half the length of the corolla.
Fruit up to 9 mm long; torn corolla and staminal filaments persistent.
Flowering: spring and sporadically at other times.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, from rainforest to sclerophyll forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Variety genoensis Paul G. Wilson from Vic.has been recorded from N.S.W. from Nungatta N.P. (ST); it would key out with var. latrobeana at 3*. Var. genoensis differs in the glabrescent calyx with lanceolate lobes 3-4 mm long.
Text by M. F. Porteners & P. H. Weston
Taxa not yet included in identification key
Correa lawrenceana var. genoensis
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|1||Leaves broad-ovate to cordate, rounded at base||2|
|Leaves narrow- to broad-elliptic, oblong-elliptic, or lanceolate to ovate, cuneate at base||4|
|2||Calyx 5–10 mm long; bracteoles inserted at or near apex of pedicel subtending the calyx; coastal districts north from the Illawarra region (NC, CC). Shrub or small tree, 1–4.5 m high. Leaves broad-ovate, 5–10 cm long, 30–70 mm wide, apex obtuse, base rounded to ± cordate, lower surface floccose. Flowers 1–3 on stalks 2–6 cm long; bracteoles minute, inserted ± at apex. Calyx 5–10 mm long, sparsely stellate-hairy. Corolla 20–25 mm long, greenish yellow, velvety||var. macrocalyx|
|Calyx 3–7 mm long; bracteoles at base of pedicel|
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|3||Calyx 3–5 mm long, margin undulate or toothed; leaves broad-ovate to cordate; on the coast and adjacent ranges. Shrub or small tree, 1–5 m high. Leaves 2.5–10.5 cm long, 20–60 mm wide, apex rounded to obtuse, base rounded to ± cordate, lower surface floccose. Flowers 1–3 on stalks 2–6.5 cm long; bracteoles minute, inserted 5–15 mm from apex. Calyx 3–5 mm long, rusty-tomentose. Corolla 20–27 mm long, pale red with a brownish tinged apex, or rarely entirely greenish yellow||var. cordifolia|
|Calyx 4–7 mm long, margin with prominent linear lobes; leaves narrow- to broad-elliptic or rarely broad-ovate|
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|4||Calyx hemispherical to cup-shaped, 3–7 mm long, densely tomentose; corolla green to cream or red||5|
|Calyx shallowly hemispherical, c. 2 mm long, sparsely to moderately densely stellate-hairy; corolla green; north from Dorrigo N.P. (NC, NT). Shrub or tree, 3–6 m high. Leaves ovate to lanceolate, 4–8 cm long, 20–35 mm wide, apex acute, base cuneate, lower surface shortly tomentose. Flowers 1–5 on stalks 0.6–1.7 cm long; bracteoles 2–3 mm long, inserted 2–10 mm below apex. Calyx c. 2 mm long, gland-dotted, glabrous or sparsely stellate-hairy. Corolla 22–27 mm long, greenish yellow, tomentose outside|
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|5||Leaves elliptic to broad-elliptic, 4–9 cm long; peduncle and pedicel short and thick; corolla yellowish green or rarely reddish. Shrub or small tree, 0.6–5 m high. Leaves 2.4–6.5 cm long, 7–34 mm wide, apex rounded to obtuse, base cuneate to obtuse, lower surface cream to rusty felted . Flowers 1–7 on stalks 0.7–2.5 cm long; bracteoles filamentous, inserted 2–5 mm from apex. Calyx 4–7 mm long, rusty-tomentose. Corolla 16–25 mm long, yellowish green or rarely red||var. latrobeana|
|Leaves narrow-elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 4–6 cm long; peduncle and pedicel slender; corolla red. Shrub 1–2.5 m high. Leaves 3–7 cm long, 5–18 mm wide, apex obtuse, base cuneate to obtuse, lower surface tomentose. Flowers usually solitary; stalk 0.8–2.2 cm long; bracteoles minute, inserted 2–7 mm below apex. Calyx 3–5 mm long, rusty-tomentose. Corolla 15–23 mm long, pale red, scaly outside.|
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