Correa lawrenceana var. grampiana facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCorrea lawrenceana var. grampiana
|In Grampians National Park|
†C. l. var. grampiana
|Correa lawrenceana var. grampiana
Correa lawrenceana var. grampiana, commonly known as Grampians mountain-correa, is a variety of Correa lawrenceana that is endemic to Victoria, Australia. It is a shrub with elliptical leaves and cylindrical, velvety flowers covered with matted, woolly cream-coloured to yellowish brown hairs.
Correa lawrenceana var. grampiana is a shrub that typically grows to a height of 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in). Its leaves are arranged in opposite pairs, leathery, elliptical, mostly 20–40 mm (0.79–1.57 in) long, 10–17 mm (0.39–0.67 in) wide and covered with velvety, fawn-coloured hairs on the lower side. The flowers are arranged singly in leaf axils on a down-turned pedicel 2–5 mm (0.079–0.197 in) long. The calyx is cup-shaped, 5–7 mm (0.20–0.28 in) long, covered with woolly, rust-coloured hairs and with a wavy rim. The corolla is cylindrical, 15–25 mm (0.59–0.98 in) long and velvety, covered with a thick layer of cream-coloured to yellowish brown hairs.
The variety was first formally described by Paul Wilson in the journal Nuytsia in 1998, from specimens collected by David Albrecht on Mount William in 1986.
Distribution and habitat
This correa grows among rocks in mountains in the Grampians and on nearby Mount Langi Ghiran.
The Grampians Correa is listed as "Rare in Victoria" on the Department of Sustainability and Environment's Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria.
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