Correa backhouseana var. backhouseana

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Rounded shrub to 2 m high; branches smooth. Leaves coriaceous, broadly elliptic to ovate, 1.5–3 cm long, 6–18 mm wide, apex obtuse, base obtuse to subcordate, upper surface smooth and glabrous, lower surface densely tomentose, margins entire, flat or slightly recurved; petiole 2–3 mm long. Inflorescence 1–3-flowered, terminating short branches; pedicels 5–10 mm long, tomentose; bracteoles submedial to basal, linear, deciduous. Flowers usually pendent; calyx hemispherical, 3–7 mm long, truncate to gently or deeply undulate and then with recurved margin, densely fawn-tomentose; corolla broadly cylindric, c. 2.5 cm long, cream, petals fused; stamens just exserted, filaments widening at base. Flowers winter–summer.

OtP, OtR. Also Tas. Rare in Victoria, where known only from coastal shrubland of calcaerous cliffs near Cape Otway.

Hybridizes with C. alba.

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, 2016-05-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Sapindales
family Rutaceae
genus Correa
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Correa backhouseana var. backhouseana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Correa backhouseana var. backhouseana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Otway Plain present native
Otway Ranges present native

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South Australia