Enchylaena

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Low semi-woody perennials or shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple, fleshy. Flowers bisexual, solitary and sessile in axils; perianth cup-shaped, 5-lobed, deeply slit between 2 lobes (radicular slit); stamens 5. Fruiting perianth globular or depressed at apex, succulent with firm or woody inner layer, radicular slit persisting but fleshy margins overlapping; wing absent or forming a shallow, undulate cup around apex of perianth; pericarp crustaceous above, membranous below; seed horizontal, testa membranous.

Endemic Australian genus of 2 species.

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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genus Enchylaena
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