Tuesday, 3 June 2014

CORREA PULCHELLA

Correa pulchella (salmon correa, Australian fuchsia) is a species of flowering plant in the family Rutaceae. Derivation of the name: "Correa" after Jos√© Francisco Correa de Serra (1750–1823), Portuguese botanist and "pulchella" meaning beautiful in Latin.

It is small evergreen shrub, endemic to South Australia. It grows to 0.3–1 m in height and 1–2 m in width. The leaves are linear-oblong to broadly ovate. The pendent, tubular flowers appear between April and September in the species' native range. These are pink-red, orange, or rarely white, and have yellow anthers.

Correa pulchella is regarded as one of the most attractive Correa species. It prefers dry summers with low humidity and well-drained alkaline soils. Propagation from seed is difficult, however semi-mature stem cuttings strike readily. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Floral Macros meme,
and also part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.



6 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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  2. beautiful flowers, great captures.

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  3. Really wonderful red and orange colors.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  4. Really wonderful red and orange colors.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  5. Lovely flowers and colors. The hummingbirds here would love these pretty tube flowers. Have a happy week!

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