Correa alba Andrews

in Andr., Bot. Repos. 1: t. 18 (1798) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Procumbent to spreading shrub to 1.5 high; branchlets smooth. Leaves coriaceous, elliptic to orbicular, 8-35 mm long, 6-25 mm wide, sparsely tomentose or glabrous above, densely tomentose beneath, margin entire, flat. Inflorescence 1–5-flowered, terminal on short branchlets; pedicels 0.5–5 mm long, tomentose; bracteoles basal, linear to spathulate, 1–5 mm long, deciduous. Flowers not pendent; calyx hemispherical, 2–4 mm long, truncate to 4-dentate or broadly lobed, fawn-tomentose; corolla c. campanulate, c. 12 mm long, petals soon free and spreading, white (rarely pink), tomentose outside; stamens included, filaments broadened at base.

Brid, EGL, GipP, Glep, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro.

A common species of coastal closed heath and woodland. Hybrids between C. alba and other Correa species are common, e.g. populations to the west of Port Phillip Bay (see notes under C. reflexa). Some populations east of Portland, and from the Otway Range to the west of Port Phillip Bay are intermediate between the 2 recognized varieties.

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
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Correa alba in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Correa alba in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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