Correa 'Dusky Bells'

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

A cultivar, popular in horticulture and believed to be a  hybrid between Correa reflexa and the South Australian species C. pulchella Sweet. A localised population was noted in growing along the Orbost-Marlo Road in 2002. Its leaves are ovate, c. 15 mm long and glabrescent on both surfaces. The calyx is not hooded by paired bracteoles (as they are in C. reflexa) and the pedicels and calyx are glabrous or almost so. The corolla is tubular, c. 2 to 2.5 cm long, bright to dusky pink and stellate-tomentose externally. Stamen filaments are dilated near the base. Flowers Jan., Feb., Jun. (3 records)

*EGL.

The population is believed to have been planted, perhaps mistakenly as the native Correa reflexa var. pulchella, but there is no evidence of it having spread or having hybridised with the local, native plants of Correa reflexa var. pulchella. It was noted as persisting as of February 2015, but becoming overgrown by roadside weeds. It is very dubiously to be regarded as a member of the Victorian flora.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2014-09-16
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2015-02-25
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Sapindales
family Rutaceae
genus Correa
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Correa 'Dusky Bells' in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Correa 'Dusky Bells' in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present introduced