Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect to spreading shrubs; branchlets scabrous to pubescent. Leaves petiolate, usually discolorous, lower surface with few parallel veins; apex mucronate. Flowers bisexual, in axillary and terminal 1–17-flowered inflorescences terminated by a rudimentary bud, occurring on hardened current season's, or previous season's wood; individual flowers with a subtending bract and 2 bracteoles slightly distant from the sepals; corolla 5-partite, urceolate to cylindric; tube hairy above c. halfway inside; lobes triangular, valvate in bud, later erect to recurved, glabrous to villous inside; anthers oblong, usually half-exserted; filaments very short, slender, adnate to corolla tube; nectary annular; ovary 3–9-locular, with 1 ovule per locule, style papillose to pubescent, cylindric, stigma lobed. Fruit a drupe, with a fleshy mesocarp and hard endocarp.

Endemic Australian genus with 6 species, occurring in all States except Northern Territory.

Source: Albrecht, D.E. (1996). Epacridaceae. 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 Asteranae
order Ericales
family Ericaceae
Higher taxa
genus Lissanthe
Subordinate taxa