Correa backhouseana var. coriacea (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson

Reference
Nuytsia 12:90 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Shrub, 0.5-2.5 m high, leaves ovate, sometimes slightly scabridulous above. Fl. cream/red & yellow, Jun to Jul or Oct to Nov. Limestone escarpment.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 7 April 1998

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves opposite, simple, 10-30 mm long, 3-10 mm wide, flat, the margins flat or recurved, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers axillary, solitary or in terminal, loose clusters (cymes or panicles); pedicels 3-4 mm long; calyx present, 3-5 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla red, yellow or white or cream, petals four, 15-22 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), connate, hairy on the surfaces; stamens twice as many as petals, 20-26 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 4.3 mm long, without an appendage; style NaN mm (?) long. Flowers in June, July, October and November. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Hampton and Mallee IBRA region(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 8 December 2020

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Hampton, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Hampton, Mardabilla.
IMCRA Regions
Eucla.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Dundas.