Asterolasia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect or prostrate, stellate-hairy shrubs. Leaves sessile to shortly petiolate, alternate, simple, margin entire. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, cymose, umbel-like. Flowers bisexual; sepals 5, minute, free; petals 5, not persistent in fruit; stamens 10, free, divergent; carpels 5 (1–4 outside Victoria), fused to middle or nearly to apex, usually with beak, style 1, arising at or above middle of ovary, stigma peltate, ovules 2 per carpel. Fruit of 1–5 follicles; follicles not transversely ridged, usually beaked; seeds dull black, released explosively with elastic endocarp.

15 species, all confined to southern Australia.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Rutaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Sapindales
family Rutaceae
Higher taxa
genus Asterolasia
Subordinate taxa