Correa lawrenceana Hook.

Mountain Correa

J. Bot. (Hooker) 1: 254 (1834-35) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or small tree to 16 m high; stems rusty-floccose. Leaves papery or coriaceous, narrow- to broad-elliptic or ovate, 1.5–12 cm long, 0.7–4 cm wide, apex acute to rounded, base cuneate to cordate, upper surface glabrous or glabrescent and smooth, lower surface glabrous to densely stellate-hairy, margin entire. Inflorescence axillary, or rarely terminal, 1–3(–7)-flowered; peduncle c. 0.5–5 cm long; pedicel 5–10 mm long; bracts normally caducous. Flowers pendent; calyx hemispherical, 3–10 mm, lobes triangular to broad-obtuse or rarely acuminate, green and glabrescent or densely rusty- or fawn-tomentose; corolla cylindric, 16–32 mm long, green-yellow or pink to red, petals fused, indumentum scale-like to velvety, lobes not or hardly spreading, persistent but torn in fruit; stamens exserted to about half the length of the corolla, filaments narrow-linear throughout. 

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas.

There are seven varieties, four in Victoria; Correa lawrenceana var. rosea Paul G. Wilson, once thought to be in Victoria, is endemic in New South Wales.

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

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory