Correa lawrenceana var. latrobeana (F.Muell. ex Hannaford) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12: 97 (1998) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or small tree to 16 m high. Leaves elliptic to ovate, 1.5–12 cm long, obtuse, cuneate to rounded at base, softly tomentose beneath. Inflorescence of 1–3 flowers, axillary and terminal to branchlets; peduncle to 5 mm long (terminal bracts minute and deciduous); pedicel 3–5 mm long. Calyx cup-shaped, 4–7 mm long, undulate on margin or with linear lobes to c. 5 mm long, rusty-tomentose; corolla cylindric, (1.5–)2–3 cm long, greenish-yellow or reddish-mauve. Flowers mostly spring.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp. Also NSW. Occurs in eastern Victoria in damp, usually well-shaded eucalypt forest or dense scrubs, often along streams, sometimes in subalpine communities.

This variety is possibly a heterogenous assemblage. One notable variant from the Otway Range can reach 16 m in height. Some variably red or yellow-flowered plants currently included in var. latrobeana and occurring in elevated sites in the far east of the State (e.g. Nunniong Plateau, upper Snowy River area, Cobberas mountains) have very thickly indumented calyces, prominent calyx teeth and relatively short corollas. They may represent a distinct, but currently unnamed taxon.

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.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2019-05-15
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Correa lawrenceana var. latrobeana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Correa lawrenceana var. latrobeana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain 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
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory