Correa reflexa

Common name: 

Common Correa

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (DEJKMNPRSTVWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Heathland and heathy open-forest1

Flower description:

Red and pale green2

Habit:

Open shrub to 3 m2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Only Correa reflexa var. reflexa and C. reflexa var. speciosa are found in the Prom. Correa reflexa var. reflexa has pendent flowers, clasped between 2 bracts. Correa reflexa var. speciosa has erect to pendent flowers that are not clasped between 2 bracts1
Leaves are heart-shaped and hairy and in opposite pairs. Flowers are in tubular bells with four lobes2

Images:
Image of Correa reflexa
Image of Correa reflexa
Image of Correa reflexa
Image of Correa reflexa Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

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