Correa aemula (Lindl.) F.Muell.

Hairy Correa

Fragm. 1: 3 (1858) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect to spreading shrub to 2.5 m high; branches sparsely to densely tomentose. Leaves papery, broadly subcordate, 1–6 cm long, 0.5–3.5 cm wide, apex acute to slightly rounded, surfaces sparsely to moderately stellate-pubescent; petiole 4–6 mm long. Flowers solitary or rarely 2 together, axillary or terminal to short shoots, pendent; pedicels 5–30 mm long; bracts small, medial to distal, persistent; calyx hemispherical to cup-shaped, with 4 prominent lanceolate lobes, 4–8 mm long, green, glabrous or sparsely stellate hairy; corolla cylindric, 15–30 mm long green or grey-green, darkening to mauve-purple with age, petals fused in bud but free after anthesis and then surrounding stamens; filaments subequal to corolla or slightly exserted. Flowers spring and summer.

CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, MuM, VVP, Wim. Also SA. Occurring in western Victoria in the Grampians and nearby Pyrenees Ranges, where found along streams in woodland or on mountain tops.

Hybridizes with C. reflexa in the Grampians and on Mt Buangor.

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.
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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 aemula in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Correa aemula in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

State distribution

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South Australia