Bauera rubioides is a shrubby, flowering plant found in the eastern states of Australia. It has also been referred to as madder-leaved bauera, a comparison to another genus which is commonly named madder.
Rambling shrub to 2 metres. Branches; opposite, rigid and many. The leaflets on the species are acute to broadly so, having 4 - 10 teeth on a serrated margin, 5 – 15 mm long and 2 –3 mm wide. Flowers on pedicels, erect, but drooping to the ends. Sepals are 6 - 8, around 4 mm, and also toothed. For the flower's most notable aspect, Sims gave in 1804;
... Corolla, rose-coloured,
eight petaled, but one is deficient; Petals lanceolate,
concave, patent, quite entire. Filaments many, shorter than
petals, attached to the inside of the calyx, not to the receptacle,
Anthers yellow, roundish. Germen roundish, somewhat flat-
tened, emarginate. Styles two, filiform, divergent. Stigmas
He also notes the lack of scent. The petals may be white, the numerous stamens are creamy white. The name, rubioides, was given for a resemblance to Rubia; Sims notes ...
The trivial name is derived from the resemblance which it bears, especially in its young state, to a Rubia, not a Rubus, as Mr. Andrews, with his usual accuracy, would have it. Flowers through the greatest part of the Summer.
Curtis's Botanical Magazine Vol 19. p715
Flowering is, at least lightly, throughout the year, most heavily in spring and summer.
Occurs in wet, shaded areas of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and Queensland.
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- *Adapted from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Volume 19 p. 715
- The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 21 August 2016
- "Cunoniaceae Bauera rubioides Andrews". Plant Names. International Plant Names Index. 2005. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
... a native of Port Jackson, New Holland, was first raised at the seat of the Hon. the Marchioness of Rockingham, Hillingdon, Middlesex, in the year 1793; and, from a plant, in the conservatory ... our drawing was made, at the Nursery, Hammersmith.
- Curtis Bot. Mag. 715. Our Drawing was taken at Messrs. Grimwood and Wykes's. Kensington, where, we are informed, it was first raised in this country. It may be increased by cuttings. [emph.]
- IPNI: Remarks: Stafleu & Cowan, Tax. Lit. ed. 2, 1 (1976) 51 give the author as "probably ... John Kennedy", but as there is no such indication in the work itself, Andrews has been accepted here as the author. Base name for Bauera rubiifolia Salisb.
- Plantnet, National Herbarium of New South Wales - Bauera rubioides