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Family Rutaceae

Correa reflexa Common Correa

The plants in Lane Cove National Park are all of the green variety

Diagnosis: A shrub with rough, heart-shaped, stem-clasping opposite leaves. The flowers are borne at the ends of the brances, and may be green or red. There is no particular geographical pattern to the green or red forms, just both forms do not occur together

Flowering: Autumn or winter

Habitat: Understorey shrub in open forests on sandy soils.

Distribution: Coastal, tablelands and slopes to Victoria and Queensland. Also in Tasmania and South Australia

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