Correa alba

Common name: 

White Correa

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

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

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

Close to the coast in sandy soils on ridges and cliffs1

Flower description:

White1

Habit:

Small to medium shrub to 3 m1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Petals are free, white and with four petals. Leaves are elliptic to orbicular, to 35 mm long and 25 mm wide and hairy on the undersurface2

Images:
Image of Correa alba
Image of Correa alba
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Image of Correa alba Image: Freya Thomas
Image of Correa alba Image: Freya Thomas
Conservation status:

Correa alba var. pannosa is rare in Victoria

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