Thomasia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs, stellate-hairy. Leaves simple, entire, toothed or lobed, venation pinnate, petiolate; stipules leaf-like and persistent. Flowers bisexual, in axillary leaf-opposed racemes; bracts absent or caducous; bracteoles 3, shorter than the calyx segments. Calyx papery, petaloid, 5-lobed to below the middle, stellate-pubescent; petals 5, minute, or sometimes absent; stamens 5, free, opposite the petals, anthers dehiscing by short terminal slits; staminodes absent; ovary sessile, usually 3-locular, each loculus with 2 or more ovules, style 1. Capsule opening loculicidally, stellate-hairy, enclosed by the calyx.

Endemic Australian genus of more than 30 species.

Source: Short, P.S. (1996). Sterculiaceae. 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 Malvales
family Malvaceae
Higher taxa
genus Thomasia
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