Correa virens Sm.


Family: Rutaceae

Genus: Correa

Description: 

From Bot. Reg. This shrub, when four or five feet high and in full bloom, which it usually is about November, forms the most singular and pleasing ornament for the conservatory that we know of, especially when care has been taken to top the branches, so as to render it close and bushy.

History: 

Published in Exot. Bot. 2: 25 in 1805. One of the most beautiful and remarkable New Holland genera is that which bears the name of Mr. Joseph Correa de Serra, a botanist of the first rank, many years Secretary to the Academy of Lisbon and its chief conductor...

'Virens' = green, referring to the color of the flowers.

Synonym of Correa reflexa (Labill.) Vent.

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 3 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. Introduced by Mr. George Hibbert, in whose botanical establishment at Clapham it was raised in the year 1800, from seed sent from New South Wales, of which and Van Dieman's Land, it is a native. The Banksian Herbarium has specimens from both countries, in which we perceived nothing that suggested the idea of the two plants belonging to disctinct species.

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Correa viridiflora Andrews 1806 (= synonym of Correa reflexa (Labill.) Vent.

Correa reflexa (Labill.) Vent. 1803.

Mazeutoxeron reflexum Labill. 1800 (= basionym of Correa reflexa)


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