Gyrostemon

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Leaves erect spreading, sessile, linear-terete (in Victoria). Flowers solitary in axils (in Victoria); calyx shallowly lobed. Female flowers with globular ovary, carpels 1–30, stigmas 1–4 mm long. Fruit spherical; carpels ovoid or obovoid, dehiscent along outer margin; seed attached at base or centre of column.

12 species in southern, arid Australia, 1 extending to Tasmania.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Gyrostemonaceae. 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 Rosanae
order Brassicales
Higher taxa
genus Gyrostemon
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