Epacris impressa


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Noun1.Epacris impressa - spindly upright shrub of southern Australia and Tasmania having white to rose or purple-red flowers
epacris - any heathlike evergreen shrub of the genus Epacris grown for their showy and crowded spikes of small bell-shaped or tubular flowers
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The four domestic base-rate (70c) stamps depict the Golden Wattle Acacia pycnantha, Tasmanian Blue Gum Eucalyptus globulus, Waratah Telopea speciosissima and the Common Heath Epacris impressa.
Common Heath Epacris impressa was proclaimed the floral emblem of Victoria in 1958.
Corolla color polymorphisms most often are generated by mutations at loci regulating pigment synthesis (Anemone coronaria, Horovitz and Zohary 1966; Ipomoea purpurea, Epperson and Clegg 1987a) and may be spread by gene flow between populations (Encelia farinosa, Kyhos 1971; Epacris impressa, Stace and Fripp 1977; Ipomopsis aggregata, Wilken and Allard 1986; Phlox drummondii, Levin and Schmidt 1985), or by mutations at loci regulating pigment synthesis (Anemone coronaria, Horovitz and Zohary 1966; Ipomaea purpurea, Epperson and Clegg 1987a).