Howittia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial stellate-pubescent shrub. Leaves alternate, margins entire to shallowly lobed; stipules absent. Flowers bisexual, long-pedicellate, 1–3 in axils; epicalyx lacking; calyx campanulate or hemispherical, 5-lobed to c. midway, persistent, slightly enlarged in fruit; petals 5, free; stamens numerous, the staminal tube shortly adnate to base of petals; locules 3(–4), style unbranched, stigmas 3, capitate; ovules 2 per locule. Fruit a loculicidally dehiscent capsule; seeds glabrous, minutely tuberculate or colliculate.

Monotypic genus, endemic to south-eastern Australia.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Howittia. 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 Rosanae
order Malvales
family Malvaceae
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genus Howittia
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