Crowea exalata subsp. exalata

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Leaves narrow-spathulate or narrow-elliptic, 5–32 mm long, 2–4 mm wide; margin flat to slightly recurved. Flowers with petals 6–12 mm long; anther appendage densely bearded. Flowers spring and summer.

EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. In Victoria confined to eastern forests, woodlands and heath in rocky, often elevated and/or exposed situations.

Some variation is apparent in this subspecies with alpine plants having shorter (c. 5–15 mm long) but often wider leaves than forest plants (15–32 mm long). There is also considerable variation in the aromatic oil composition of the leaves, those of some populations exhibiting a strongly anise-like odour when crushed.

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 Crowea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Crowea exalata subsp. exalata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Crowea exalata subsp. exalata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory