Calytrix aurea

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Calytrix aurea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Calytrix
Species: C. aurea
Binomial name
Calytrix aurea

Calycothrix aurea (Lindl.) Schauer

Calytrix aurea is a species of shrub in the family Myrtaceae, endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It was first formally described by botanist John Lindley in 1839 in A sketch of the vegetation of the Swan River Colony.[2]

The species usually grows to between 0.2 and 1.3 metres in height.[2] The yellow flowers appear between October and January in its native range.[2]

It performs best in a sunny position and requires a well-drained situation, such as a built-up rockery.[3] Plants are readily propagated by cuttings.[3]


  1. ^ "Calytrix aurea". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Calytrix aurea". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  3. ^ a b Wrigley J.W. and Fagg M. (1979). Australian Native Plants. William Collins Publishers Sydney, Australia. ISBN 0-00-216416-7.