Atherosperma

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Small to medium-sized trees; branchlets covered with short, brown hairs; young shoots silvery-hairy. Leaves elliptic, lanceolate to oblanceolate; margins regularly to irregularly toothed, occasionally entire; petiole to c. 5 mm long. Flowers mostly solitary in axils. Perianth segments in 2 whorls. Male flowers with numerous stamens and staminodes. Female flowers with numerous carpels, usually with staminodes. Fruiting receptacle cup-or urn-shaped, enclosing the c. 10–30 silky, awned achenes.

1 species, endemic to south-eastern Australia.

Source: Foreman, D.B. (1996). Monimiaceae (including Atherospermataceae). In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Magnolianae
order Laurales
Higher taxa
genus Atherosperma
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