Bursaria

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs or small trees, often spinescent. Leaves alternate, sometimes clustered, entire or shallowly toothed, sometimes emarginate. Inflorescence a terminal panicle or raceme (rarely reduced to a single flower); sepals free, often caducous; petals free, narrowly oblong or obovate, spreading, subequal to stamens; stamens free, anthers shorter than filaments, opening by 2 longitudinal slits. Fruit a flattened broadly obovoid to orbicular, 2-valved capsule, opening apically and along the midline; seeds few to several, flattish, reniform.

Endemic Australian genus of 7 species.

Source: Walsh, N.G.; Albrecht, D.E. (1996). Pittosporaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2015-09-25
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
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genus Bursaria
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