Correa reflexa var. reflexa

sensu J.H. Willis, Handb. Pl. Victoria 2:340 (1973) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub to 2 m high. Leaves papery, broadly ovate, 1–6 cm long, 6–35 mm wide, apex obtuse, base shallowly to deeply cordate or rounded, sparsely stellate to slightly scabrous above, sparsely to moderately stellate-hairy beneath, margins entire to irregularly crenate, plane to recurved; petiole to c. 2 mm long. Flowers mostly pendent, clasped by subtending leaves; pedicel 2–4 mm long; calyx hemispherical, truncate to undulate or rarely shortly 4-lobed, fawn to rusty-tomentose; corolla narrowly cylindric, 2.5–4.5 mm long, red with green tips or dull green. Flowers mostly autumn-spring.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, NIS, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. The most widespread and variable variety of C. reflexa, occurring in a wide range of habitats, from sandy heath to dry, rocky sites in open-forest.

This variety appears readily to form hybrid swarms with C. alba (e.g. around Port Phillip Bay, Cape Nelson), and in eastern Victoria it grades with var. lobata and var. speciosa. Variants from drier sites in eastern Victoria are distinctive in having relatively large leaves, and slender corollas.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Rutaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Sapindales
family Rutaceae
genus Correa
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Correa reflexa var. reflexa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Correa reflexa var. reflexa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory