Sannantha bidwillii

Sannantha bidwillii is a species in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. It is endemic to Queensland in Australia.[1] The species was first formally described in 1997 and given the name Babingtonia bidwillii. In 2007 it was placed in the newly created genus Sannantha.[1] For many years the name Baeckea virgata was misapplied to this species. Baeckea virgata, currently Sannantha virgata, is endemic to New Caledonia.[2]

Sannantha bidwillii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Sannantha
Species:
S. bidwillii
Binomial name
Sannantha bidwillii
Synonyms
  • Babingtonia sp. Yurol
  • Babingtonia bidwillii A.R.Bean
  • Baeckea virgata var. parvula F.M.Bailey nom. inval.

CultivationEdit

The species has been cultivated for a number of years under various names. Cultivars include:

  • 'Howie's Sweet Midget'[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sannantha bidwillii". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Baeckea virgata = Sannantha spp". James Cook University. Retrieved 8 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Babingtonia bidwillii 'Howie's Sweet Midget'". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.