Kunzea muelleri Benth.

Yellow Kunzea

Fl. Austral. 3: 113 (1867) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate to procumbent shrub to c. 30 cm high, rarely more; young stems appressed-hairy. Leaves usually opposite, more or less terete, crowded, 3–8 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, pubescent when young, becoming glabrous; apex obtuse; margins involute; petiole c. 0.5 mm long. Flowers yellow, sessile, in head-like terminal clusters; floral bracts narrow, acute, villous; hypanthium villous; sepals brown, triangular, c. 1.5 mm long, villous; petals orbicular, 2–3 mm diam.; stamens yellow, 2–5 mm long; style 4.5–6 mm long; ovary usually 3-celled. Fruit 3.5–4 mm long, c. 3 mm diam., not woody, dehiscent by terminal valves. Flowers Nov.–Jan.

HNF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. Common in alpine heathland, particularly in rocky areas, and sometimes forming almost pure, extensive stands.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Kunzea
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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Western Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory