Bauera rubioides

Common name: 

Wiry Bauera

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, ?Snowfields, East Gippsland (DEJKNP?RSTZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Common in damp areas in heaths and forests1

Flower description:

Pink to almost white1

Habit:

Scrambling shrub to 2 m high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is the only Bauera species at the Prom. Leaves are trifoliate and opposite (can appear like 6 simple whorled leaves). Flowers are solitary in leaf axils1,2

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

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