Baeckea gunniana Schauer

Alpine Baeckea

in Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2: 920 (1843) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub 0.3–2 m high, densely branched, procumbent to erect. Leaves usually crowded, oblong to obovate, not spreading widely, 2–4 mm long, to 1 mm wide, thick, concavo-convex, not keeled below; apex more or less acute; base attenuate. Flowers solitary in axils, white, to 8 mm across; pedicel to 1 mm long; bracteoles absent; hypanthium obconical; calyx-lobes obtuse, triangular; petals orbicular, 1–1.5 mm long; stamens usually 5(–7), filaments geniculate; ovary 2-celled, almost flat-topped. Fruit cuplike, to 2 mm diam.; seeds angular. Flowers Dec.–Feb.

EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. In Victoria confined to alpine and subalpine areas where locally common along streams and in bogs.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-29
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Baeckea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Baeckea gunniana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Baeckea gunniana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory