Correa Andrews

Australian Fuchsia

Commemorating Jose Francisco Correa de Serra (1751–1823), Portuguese botanist.

Shrubs or small trees with star-shaped hairs. Leaves opposite, simple, the margins entire or wavytoothed. Flower clusters axillary or terminal. Flowers bisexual. Sepals forming a cup, sometimes 4-lobed. Petals 4, edge to edge in bud and generally united to form a tube, but sometimes separating. Stamens 8, free. Carpels 4, united at the base, each with 2 ovules. Styles united, arising from the middle of the carpels. Fruit 1-4-parted.

Grown for the attractive tubular flowers.

The genus is currently under revision.

Cuttings, occasionally by seed.

Leaves opposite; flowers mostly tubular, sometimes the petals spreading as the flower opens.

11 species endemic to Australia.

Wilson (1961, 1998c).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rutaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Cultivars of probable hybrid origin

Correa 'Mannii'

Medium shrub with dark green leaves. Flowers tubular, to 4 cm long, reddish outside, pale pink inside, tips reflexed.

Probably originated in a Melbourne garden with the parents C. pulchella × C. reflexa.

A variegated form is listed.


C. 'Dusky Bells' is similar but is a lower growing plant with paler pink flowers. ['Pink Bells']

Correa 'Marion's Marvel'

A small shrub. Flowers tubular, pale pink towards the tip, pale green lower down, the lobes spreading and stamens protruding.

A hybrid, C. backhousiana × C. reflexa.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Sapindales
family       Rutaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Correa alba Andrews
species         Correa pulchella Sw.
species         Correa reflexa (Labill.) Vent.