Kunzea baxteri (Klotzsch) Schauer

in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1: 123 (1844) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Rounded shrub, 1–4 m high; young stems pubescent. Leaves alternate, ± linear, spreading, c. 10–20 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, light to mid-green, pubescent to glabrescent, margins with silky hairs, more or less flat; apex obtuse to acute; margins entire; petiole c. 0.5 mm long. Flowers red, sessile, in dense subterminal spikes c. 2–7 cm long; floral bracts absent; hypanthium pubescent; sepals green, narrow-triangular, 4–6 mm long; petals orbicular, c. 3–4 mm diam.; stamens crimson, 10–25 mm long; anthers yellow; style 25–30 mm long; ovary 5-celled. Fruit c. 6–10 mm long, c. 6–10 mm diam., not woody, dehiscent by terminal valves. Flowers Sep.–Mar.

*GipP, *OtP. Native and naturalised in WA. In Victoria sparingly established near Anglesea and Phillip Island.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-07-05
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-09-18
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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 baxteri in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Kunzea baxteri in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Otway Plain present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia