Seeds of South Australia
Correa alba var. pannosa (Rutaceae)
White Correa
List of species for Correa
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Seed collecting:
November to February
Herbarium regions:
Southern Lofty, South Eastern
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, South East
IBRA regions
Bridgewater (NCP01)Naracoorte Coastal Plain
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN B2ab(i,ii,iii); D)   (Probable Decline)
Glenelg Plain (NCP02) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D2)   [highly localised]
Fleurieu (KAN02)Kanmantoo
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D2)   [Newland Head - stronghold]
Murray Lakes and Coorong (MDD03)Murray Darling Depression
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii,iii); D1)   (Probable Decline)
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Correa]
Name derivation:
Correa named after Jose Francisco Correa de Serra (1751-1823), a Portuguese botanist. Alba from the Latin 'albus' meaning white; referring to the colour of its flowers. Pannosa from the Latin 'pannus' meaning a piece of cloth; alluding to the leaves densely covered with short hairs resembling velvet.
Found in coastal areas from the Fleurieu Peninsula to Kingston in South Australia, growing on calcareous substrates. Also found in Victoria.
Native. Rare in South Australia. Rare in victoria.
Plant description:
Procumbent to erect shrub to 1 m high and 1.5 m wide with scabridulous stems. Leaves broadly elliptic, to 1.5 cm long and 1.5 cm wide, densely tomentose to velvety. Inflorescence solitary or in clusters of 2-5 on short axillary branches with cup-shaped, white, cream or pink flowers. Flowers in spring and summer.
Fruit type:
Pale brown capsule to 7 mm long, enclose by the sepals.
Seed type:
Dark mottled brown reniform seed to 5 mm long and 3 mm wide, with a smooth surface. 
Embryo type:
Linear fully developed.
Seed collecting:
Collect mature capsules, those that are turning a pale straw colour and contain hard seeds, either by hands or place small breathable bags over immature capsules to collect seed. Capsules maybe hard to see as it is enclose by the sepals.
Seed cleaning:
Place the capsules in a tray and leave to dry for a weeks. Then rub the capsules gently by hand to dislodge the seeds. Be very careful as the seed coat is thin and easily damaged. Use a sieve to separate the unwanted material. Store the seeds with a desiccant such as dried silica beads or dry rice, in an air tight container in a cool and dry place.
Seed viability:
From one collection, the seed viability was average, at 75%.
Seed germination:
This species has morphophysiological dormancy and can be difficult to germinate.