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Family: Rutaceae
Correa aemula

Citation: F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 1:3 (1858).

Synonymy: Didymeria aemula Lindley in T.L. Mitchell, Three Exped. Int. eastern Austral. 2:197 (1838). , Correa affinis, Didimeria aemula

Common name: Hairy correa.

Erect spreading shrub of 1-2 x 1-2 m; stem sparsely to densely tomentose; petiole 4-6 mm; lamina thin, orbicular or ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 2-4 x 1-2.5 cm.

Flowers solitary (rarely 2), pendulous, on axillary or terminal filiform peduncles 0.5-2 cm long; bracts 2, small, persistent, ovate, near the peduncle base; bracteoles 2, linear, caducous near the flower; calyx 4-8 mm long, with 4 prominent lanceolate lobes; corolla cylindrical; petals sympetalous in bud, free after anthesis, 1.5-3 cm long; green or green-grey darkening to mauve-purple with age; filaments of the stamens opposite the petals broadened at the base; stamens the same length as the petals or slightly exserted; anthers yellow-brown; ovary tomentose.

Fruit 5-8 mm high, apex rounded; seeds 3-4 x 1-2 mm, dull-brown, corolla more or less persistent in fruit.

image of FSA2_Correa_aem.jpg Correa aemula
Image source: fig 414a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

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

Distribution:  S.Aust.: MU, SL, KI.   Vic. (a disjunct distribution in Vic. and S.Aust.).

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Sept. — Dec.

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: It is a distinctive species but hybrids with C. decumbens and C. reflexa are known. Hybridisation with C. glabra appears to implicate C. calycina. (See under this species).

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