Plants of the Castlemaine District
Bendigo Wax - native (Philotheca verrucosa)
Family: Rutaceae .
Other names: Formerly Eriostemon verrucosus, Fairy Wax-flower.
Occurrence: Widespread and common throughout the Castlemaine forests.
- it is shrub
- the leaves are thick, slightly warty and curved inwards, so that the tips appear to be slightly notched
- the white flowers have five waxy petals
- the buds are often pink.
Sometimes Double Wax appear. They are much prized by nurseries and seldom survive long in the wild state.
Name: verrucosa: warty.
Photos: 1: Kaweka Wildflower Reserve. 2: Fryers Ridge Road.
3: Fryers Ridge Road, south end. 4: Double Wax, Kaweka, where planted.