Chrozophora

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual herbs, monoecious, stellate-hairy. Leaves alternate, simple, margins entire or toothed, petiolate; stipules present. Male flowers sessile in terminal spike-like racemes or axillary clusters; female flowers 1–few at base of the males. Male flowers with calyx of 5 segments; petals 5; stamens 5–10, on a short column, anthers 2-celled, dehiscing longitudinally. Female flowers with calyx of 10 segments; petals absent or very small; ovary 3-celled, ovules 1 per cell, styles 3. Fruit a large, drooping capsule of three 1-seeded mericarps; seeds lacking caruncle.

About 15 species, from the Mediterranean region and Asia; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Euphorbiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
family Euphorbiaceae
Higher taxa
genus Chrozophora
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