Sclerochlamys

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Small perennials. Leaves alternate, sessile. Flowers bisexual, solitary in axils; perianth urceolate, shortly 5-lobed, fleshy toward base, glabrous except ciliate margins of lobes; stamens 5; stigmas 2. Fruiting perianth hard, shortly turbinate to hemispherical, 10-ridged, the ridges alternately more and less prominent; base slightly concave; apex truncate, 5-angled, narrowly winged; pericarp crustaceous above, membranous below; seed horizontal, circular.

Endemic monotypic genus of central and eastern temperate Australia.

Closely allied to Sclerolaena with which it is included by some authors.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Chenopodiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
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