Correa lawrenciana

Correa lawrenceana



Correa lawrenceana , also known as Mountain Correa, is a shrub or small tree which is endemic to Australia. It grows to between 0.6 and 9 metres in height, and has leaves with a shiny, dark-green upper surface which are 2.5 to 10.5 cm in length and about 1 to 7 cm wide. The flowers are produced during the spring and also sporadically throughout the year and are typically yellow-green although other colour forms are known.

Taxonomy

The species was first described in 1834 by William Jackson Hooker who gave it the the name Correa lawrenciana. The name was standardised to Correa lawreneana under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature in 1998.

There are a several different varieties which are currently recognised:

  • Correa lawrenceana var. cordifolia Paul G.Wilson
  • Correa lawrenceana var. genoensis Paul G.Wilson
  • Correa lawrenceana var. glandulifera Paul G.Wilson
  • Correa lawrenceana var. grampiana Paul G.Wilson
  • Correa lawrenceana var. latrobeana (F.Muell. ex Hannaford) Paul G.Wilson
  • Correa lawrenceana Hook. var. lawrenceana
  • Correa lawrenceana var. macrocalyx (Blakely) Paul G.Wilson
  • Correa lawrenceana var. rosea Paul G.Wilson, a sub-alpine variety with pale red flowers.

Distribution

The species is found in rainforest and sclerophyll forest in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

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