Bauera sessiliflora F.Muell.

Grampians Bauera

Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 41 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Scrambling or dense wiry shrub to c. 2 m high; young stems hispid, usually with hairs of 2 distinct lengths. Leaflets narrowly elliptic to obovate, 4–15 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, sparsely hispid to scabrous-pubescent; margin entire, or rarely, crenate, slightly recurved. Flowers c. 10–15 mm wide, sessile, axillary, often on very contracted lateral shoots and appearing clustered; sepals 6 or 8, narrowly triangular, 2–3 mm long; petals as many as sepals, narrowly obovate, deep rosy-pink or magenta; stamens up to twice as many as petals, slightly longer than sepals, dark purple; ovary inferior, styles spreading, slightly exceeding stamens and elongating with age. Fruit ovoid, 2–3 mm long, hispid, apparently indehiscent, usually maturing a single smooth, ovoid seed, c. 2 mm long. Flowers mostly Sep.–Dec.

DunT, GGr, VVP. Endemic to the Grampians where moderately common in damp depressions, beside streams and in rocky gullyheads, occurring throughout all but the southern part of the range.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Cunoniaceae. 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 Oxalidales
family Cunoniaceae
genus Bauera
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Bauera sessiliflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Bauera sessiliflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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