Escallonia bifida

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Escallonia bifida
Escallonia bifida 5074.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Escalloniales
Family: Escalloniaceae
Genus: Escallonia
Species: E. bifida
Binomial name
Escallonia bifida
Link & Otto[1]

Escallonia floribunda var. montevidensis Cham. & Schltdl.
Escallonia montevidensis (Cham. & Schltdl.) DC.

Escallonia bifida is a shrub or small tree in the family Escalloniaceae. It is native to Brazil and Uruguay.[2]

It can grow up to 4 metres high and has leaves which are 2 to 7 cm long and 0.8 to 2 cm wide. The white inflorescences appear in summer.[2]

It is sparingly naturalised in New South Wales in Australia.[2]


  1. ^ "Escallonia bifida Link & Otto". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "New South Wales Flora Online: Escallonia bifida". Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia. Retrieved 24 March 2014.