Gynatrix

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Dioecious, perennial shrubs or small trees with stellate indumentum. Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire; stipules deciduous. Flowers in axillary racemes or panicles; male inflorescences usually exceeding leaves, flowers pedicellate; female inflorescences often shorter than leaves, flowers sessile or subsessile; epicalyx absent; calyx hemispherical, 5-lobed from near midway; petals 5, free, white or greenish; stamens c. 20, sometimes paired or in 3s, confined to the apical part of the staminal tube; staminodes present in female flowers, shorter than the style; style-branches and locules 5 (style much reduced in male flowers and not exceeding staminal tube), stigmatic surface along inner part of style-branches; ovules 1 per locule. Fruit a ± globular schizocarp, the mericarps tardily dehiscent from the apex and sometimes also laterally dehiscent about the centre; columnar carpophore prominent.

2 species, restricted to south-eastern Australia.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Gynatrix. 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
Higher taxa
genus Gynatrix
Subordinate taxa