Kunzea parvifolia Schauer

Violet Kunzea

in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1: 124 (1844) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect, wiry shrub to 0.5–1.5 m high, rarely more; young stems pubescent. Leaves alternate, linear-lanceolate to oblong, crowded, more or less appressed to stems, 1–4 mm long, 0.75–1 mm wide, obtuse, pubescent when young, becoming glabrous; apex recurved; margins entire; petiole to c. 0.5 mm long. Flowers pink to purple, sessile, in terminal head-like clusters; floral bracts acute, villous; hypanthium glabrous or villous; sepals brownish, triangular, c. 1 mm long; petals orbicular, 1.5–2.5 mm diam.; filaments pink or purple, 2–4 mm long, anthers creamy-yellow; style 2.5–5 mm long; ovary 3-celled. Fruit c. 2 mm long, c. 2–2.5 mm diam., not woody, dehiscent by terminal valves. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

CVU, EGL, EGU, Glep, GGr, HNF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, Wim. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. In Victoria found mainly in the north-east but with isolated western records from the Grampians and Mt Cole. Often grows along seepage lines on rocky slopes.

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 parvifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Kunzea parvifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands 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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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory