Correa alba

Common Name:

White Correa



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 cliffs 1

Flower Description:

White 1


Small to medium shrub to 3 m 1

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 undersurface 2


Image: Freya Thomas
Image: Freya Thomas

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Correa alba var. pannosa is rare in Victoria


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