Corokia whiteana  |  

Corokia whiteana

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Corokia whiteana, Family Grossulariaceae / Escalloniaceae, also known as Corokia, is a
shrub or small tree to 4 m tall. Its young shoots, branches and flowers are scattered with hairs,
which are sparser on older leaves, and mainly on the under-surface. The leaves, some of
which are toothed, are mostly 2Ð7 cm long and 2Ð20 mm wide, tapering to the apex. The
cream-coloured flowers are scented, usually have four petals held in loose clusters and occur
from spring to summer. Flowers are followed by red, fleshy fruits, 8Ð12 mm long, usually
with a single spindle-shaped seed (Harden, 2002; DECC NSW, 2005).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Corokia whiteana

    Threats The main identified threats to C. whiteana are loss of habitat from clearing for urban expansion and agriculture risk of extinction caused by stochastic events forestry operations inappropriate fire regimes and invasion of habitat by weeds (DECC; 2005).