Muraltia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Shrubby perennials. Leaves alternate, often spine-tipped, usually clustered on short lateral shoots. Flowers shortly pedicellate, 1, 2 or 3 terminating the lateral shoots in a reduced raceme; sepals 5, subequal or with 2 lateral sepals larger (but not petaloid); petals 3, shortly connate, the lower one cupped below a bilobed appendage, the upper pair united to near midway; stamens usually 7, anthers dehiscing by short slits; ovary 2-locular, with 4 antler-like terminal projections. Fruit a flattened, membranous capsule; seeds pubescent, shortly arillate.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Polygalaceae. 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 Fabales
family Polygalaceae
Higher taxa
genus Muraltia
Subordinate taxa