Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs or small trees, stems, leaves and sepals with peltate scales. Leaves alternate, simple, margins entire. Inflorescences axillary, cymose or flowers solitary. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous; pedicels with a pair of bracteoles; sepals free; petals imbricate, free, or rarely, united (not in Victoria), deciduous; stamens 10, free, filaments glabrous or stellate-hairy, anthers slightly retuse; carpels 5, 1-locular, free, shortly beaked; basal parts of styles fused to adaxial angle of carpels, stigma scarcely differentiated from style. Fruit follicular, not transversely ridged, apices shortly beaked; seeds 1 (rarely 2) per follicle, released explosively with elastic endocarp.

A genus of seven species, one in WA, the remainder in eastern States.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2016-05-24
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