Bauera rubioides

Common Name:

Wiry Bauera



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
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Common in damp areas in heaths and forests 1

Flower Description:

Pink to almost white 1


Scrambling shrub to 2 m high 2

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 axils 1,2


Image: Alison Kellow
Image: Mike Bayly

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora Utas VicFlora

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