Wittsteinia vacciniacea

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Wittsteinia vacciniacea
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Alseuosmiaceae
Genus: Wittsteinia
Species: W. vacciniacea
Binomial name
Wittsteinia vacciniacea
F.Muell.

Wittsteinia vacciniacea , the Baw Baw berry, is a shrub species in the family Alseuosmiaceae. It is endemic to Victoria, Australia. It grows to about 40 cm high and has leaves which are between 1 and 5 cm long. The fragrant flowers are between 4.5 and 7 mm long and are followed by greenish-white rounded fruits.[1]

The species was first formally described by botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae in 1861.[2]

It occurs on the edge of rainforest and in sheltered woodland in the Eastern Highlands of Victoria.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Corrick, M.G. & Fuhrer, B.A. (2001). Wildflowers of Victoria and adjoining areas. Australia: Bloomings Books. ISBN 1876473142. 
  2. ^ "Wittsteinia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-12-12.