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Family: Rutaceae
Correa reflexa

Citation: Vent., Jard. Malm. t. 13 (1803).

Synonymy: Mazeutoxeron reflexum Labill., Voy. rech. Perouse 2:66 (1800).

Common name: Common correa.

Decumbent or erect shrub 0.5-2 x 0.5-2 m; single- or multi-stemmed, open or dense, often with grey- or ferruginous-tomentose branches; petiole 1-8 mm long; lamina narrowly ovate to orbicular, 1-3.5 x 0.5-4 cm, with entire to irregularly crenate margins, base rounded to cordate, glabrous or variously hairy.

Flowers pendulous or not, 1-5 on short branchlets; peduncles 2-7 mm long; terminal leaf pair forming foliaceous bracts; calyx shallowly to deeply cup-shaped or semi-orbicular, truncate or more or less 4-dentate, 3-10 mm long; corolla cylindrical to funnel-shaped, 1.5-4 cm long, green to red with green or yellow tips; filaments broadened at the base, those opposite the petals sometimes considerably more than those opposite the sepals; anthers enclosed, slightly exserted or exserted for up to half the length of the corolla; ovary glabrous to tomentose.

Fruits 5-9 mm long, green; seeds 3-4 x 1-2 mm, variable in colour.

Published illustration: Costermans (1981) Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia, p. 205.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available

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