Hysterobaeckea behrii (Schltdl.) Rye

Nuytsia 25: 214-215 (2015) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub 1–2.5 m high. Leaves more or less terete, not spreading, 3–8 mm long; apical point recurved. Flowers solitary (rarely paired) in axils, white or pink, to 10 mm across; pedicel almost as long as leaf; bracteoles 2, linear, caducous; hypanthium hemispherical; calyx-lobes broad; petals orbicular, 2.5–4 mm long; stamens 11–15, in groups opposite calyx-lobes, filaments geniculate; ovary 3–5-celled, almost flat-topped. Fruit cup-like, c. 3 mm diam.; seeds flat-sided with rounded backs. Flowers Sep.–Jan.

Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, RobP, Wim. Also SA. In Victoria confined to the central-north (Bendigo area) and the northwest, mostly in mallee scrub, commonly on shallow soil overlying sandstone or laterite outcrops.

Plants previously assigned to this species from Western Australia are now treated in 5 distinct species (see Rye 2015).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-06-16
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-01-08

Rye, B.L. (2015). Recognition of Hysterobaeckea as a genus of Myrtaceae tribe Chamelaucieae, Nuytsia 25: 209-218.

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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hysterobaeckea behrii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hysterobaeckea behrii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native