Crowea exalata F.Muell.

Small Crowea

Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 11 (1854) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Usually erect but sometimes prostrate shrub, to 1 m high; branchlets slender, scarcely angled, puberulous between decurrent leaf-bases or sometimes glabrous. Leaves linear, narrow-spathulate or narrow-elliptic, 5–32 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, apex rounded to obtuse and apiculate, base attenuate, glabrous. Flowers axillary or terminal on a short axillary shoots; pedicel 2–4 mm long; sepals slightly hairy to glabrous, finely ciliate, 1.5–2.5 mm long; petals narrow- to broad-ovate, pink to pale mauve, 5–12 mm long; stamens slightly imbricate, sterile appendages of anthers c. 2 mm long. Follicles more or less erect, c. 7 mm long. 

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv.

2 subspecies, both in Victoria.

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

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory