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Bauera rubioides
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Bauera
Species:
rubioides
Synonyms
  • Bauera galioides Sieber ex Rchb.
  • Bauera humilis Sweet ex Link
  • Bauera microphylla Sieber ex DC. nom. illeg.
  • Bauera rubiifolia Salisb. nom. illeg.

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.

Description

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
acute.

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.

Distribution

Occurs in wet, shaded areas of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and Queensland.

Cultivation

Produced commercially as a species for the garden. An early export to England, the plant appears to have been grown there since 1793.

  • *Adapted from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Volume 19 p. 715
  • 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
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