Correa reflexa var. nummulariifolia

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Correa reflexa var. nummulariifolia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Correa
Species: Correa reflexa
Trinomial name
Correa reflexa var. nummulariifolia
(Hook.f.) Paul G.Wilson
Synonyms

Correa speciosa var. nummulariifolia Hook.f.

Correa reflexa var. nummulariifolia, also known as Roundleaf Correa, is a variety of Correa reflexa endemic to Tasmania in Australia.[1][2] It is a small shrub with leaves that are up to 12-26 mm long and 6-15 mm wide. The pendent flowers are tubular and yellow-green.[2] The variety's distribution is restricted to islands of the Furneaux Group in Bass Strait.[2]

The subspecies was first formally described in 1855 by botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker who gave it the name Correa speciosa var. nummulariifolia. It was reassigned to the species Correa reflexa by Paul G. Wilson in 1961.[3][4]

Plants with this name commonly available in the nursery industry in Australia are not true Correa reflexa var. nummulariifolia, but rather are a closely related form that grows near both the Victorian and northern Tasmanian coastline.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wapstra, Hans; Annie Wapstra; Louise Gilfedder. "Little Book of Common Names". Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Rutaceae". Flora of Tasmania Online. p. 16. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Correa speciosa var. nummulariifolia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  4. ^ "Correa reflexa var. nummulariifolia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.