Bauera rubioides Andr.

Wiry Bauera

Bot. Repos. 3: t. 198 (1801) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Scrambling, wiry or tangled shrub to c. 2 m high; young stems pubescent, usually with short curled hairs and longer, spreading ones. Leaflets c. narrowly elliptic, 3–15 mm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, variably pilose to hirsute, at least when young; margin crenate or serrate, rarely entire. Flowers c. 5–20 mm wide, on fine, subglabrous to sparsely hirsute pedicels 1–3 cm long; sepals 5–8, narrowly lanceolate or elliptic, usually toothed 3–6 mm long; petals as many as sepals, obovate, pink or white; stamens c. 20–50, about as long as sepals, pale; ovary superior, styles spreading, slightly shorter than stamens. Capsule bilobed, c. 2–3 mm long, 4–5 mm wide; seeds ellipsoid, c. 1.5–2 mm long, colliculate, c. 8–12 per capsule. Flowers most of year (mainly Sep.–Jan.).

Brid, CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Scattered but locally common in damp heathland and heathy forests in the southern half of the State, mostly in lowlands, but ascending to c. 1000 m at e.g. Mt Kaye and near Mt Skene (between Licola and Jamieson). Rare in the Grampians (Mt William area). A 1997 collection from Mt Buffalo confirms its presence there.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Cunoniaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-12-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Oxalidales
family Cunoniaceae
genus Bauera
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Bauera rubioides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Bauera rubioides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory