Alyxia buxifolia

Common name: 

Sea Box

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (EKNPTWZ) also WA, SA, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common on sandy soils throughout the prom, dominant along the track between Darby River and Tongue Point1
Usually on cliffs and old dunes in exposed sites2

Flower description:



Dense small to medium shrub to 3 m1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Flowers are trumpet shaped with white lobes and an orange tube. The lobes have an anti-clockwise twist1

Image of Alyxia buxifolia
Image of Alyxia buxifolia
Image of Alyxia buxifolia Image: Gill Brown
Image of Alyxia buxifolia Image: Gill Brown
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria