Correa alba Andrews

White Correa

Spreading to erect shrub to 1 m tall. Leaves elliptic. Flowers solitary or in cluster of 2-5. Calyx cup-shaped. Corolla erect, petals free and widely spreading, white, cream or pink; autumn and winter.

A prostrate form is available.


C. aemula (Lindl.) F. Muell., Hairy Correa, from SA and Vic has the calyx deeply cut, with more or less triangular, long-pointed lobes.

C. backhousiana Hook., Backhouse's Correa, from Tas and Vic has cream or pale green flowers with spreading but not open lobes.

C. baeuerlenii F. Muell., Chef's Cap Correa, has a very distinctive ridge at the base of the calyx.

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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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Sapindales
family       Rutaceae
genus        Correa Andrews