Billardiera

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

More or less twining shrubs. Leaves alternate, entire or sometimes shallowly lobed or toothed. Inflorescence a terminal cyme, or flowers solitary and terminal or axillary. Flowers subtended by 1–several caducous bracts; bracteoles present or absent; sepals free or shortly united near base; petals free, or partly to largely united and forming a tube, spreading at least at the tips, much exceeding sepals; stamens free, anthers sometimes connate at their tips, forming a cone around the style, opening via 2 ventral slits; ovary 1–2-locular. Fruit a more or less succulent, cylindric to ovoid berry; seeds numerous.

Endemic Australian genus of 23 species.

Now includes Sollya Lindl. and Pronaya Hugel ex Endl.

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: Val Stajsic, 2017-12-21
 
References

Cayzer, L.W.; Crisp, M.D. & Telford, I.R.H. (2004). Cladistic analysis and revision of Billardiera (Pittosporaceae), Australian Systematic Botany 17(1): 83-125.

 
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