Kunzea pomifera F.Muell.


Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 124 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate shrub, often rooting along main branches; young stems usually appressed-hairy. Leaves alternate, ovate to broadly elliptic or almost orbicular, 4–8 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, glabrescent; apex with a recurved terminal point; margins often curved upwards, finely toothed; petiole 1–2 mm long. Flowers white, sessile, in terminal heads; floral bracts oblong to orbicular, obtuse, silky, caducous, almost reaching rim of hypanthium; hypanthium silky; sepals brown, triangular, 1.5–2 mm long, silky; petals broadly obovate to orbicular, c. 2 mm diam.; stamens white, 4–7 mm long; style 5–9 mm long; ovary 2- or 3-celled. Fruit purple, fleshy, c. spherical, 8–12 mm diam., deciduous. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

Brid, Glep, LoM, MuM, Wim. Also SA. Found mainly on sandy soils in the Little and Big Deserts, but with isolated occurrences on near-coastal dunes between Portland and Nelson.

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 pomifera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Kunzea pomifera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present cultivated

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory