Sannantha crenulata (F.Muell.) Peter G.Wilson

Australian Systematic Botany 20: 315 (2007) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Erect shrub 1–3 m high. Leaves ovate to orbicular, spreading, 3–7 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, obtuse; margins crenulate. Flowers 2 or 3 in axillary umbels, white (rarely pale pink), to 8 mm across; peduncle as long as or longer than leaf; pedicel to 8 mm long; hypanthium obconical; calyx-lobes broad; petals orbicular, 2–4 mm long; stamens 10–15, none opposite petals, each with a small gland, filaments straight; ovary 3-celled. Fruit cup-like, brown, c. 3 mm diam. Flowers Nov.–Mar.

HNF, VAlp. Confined to rocky streamsides on lower parts of Mt Buffalo.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Myrtaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Baeckea crenatifolia F.Muell.).
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-05-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Sannantha
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Sannantha crenulata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Sannantha crenulata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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