Selago corymbosa L.

Sp. Pl. 1: 629 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Introduced

Perennial shrub 30–60 cm high; stems much-branched, with short whitish, spreading to retrorse hairs. Leaves densely clustered in axils of stem leaves, linear or filiform, 3–10 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, ±obtuse, finely pubescent or ± glabrous. Flowers numerous, in terminal corymbs 2–6 cm diam.; bracts 1–2 mm long, broadly oblong. Calyx c. 1 mm long; lobes generally longer than tube. Corolla white, 2–3 mm long, tube oblong, 1–2 mm long, lobes unequal, as long as or shorter than the tube. Fruit ±ovoid, c. 1 mm long. Recorded flowering in Victoria in September.

Naturalised in NSW. Native to South Africa. Collected a few times in Bairnsdale between 1918 and 1923.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-03-23
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-08
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
genus Selago
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Selago corymbosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Selago corymbosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain extinct introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales