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: (2002). Rutaceae. In: . 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.
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']
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.