Aphanopetalum

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Woody vines or sprawling shrubs; young stems narrowly 4-winged, older stems unwinged, warted by raised lenticels. Stipules minute, deciduous. Leaves simple, opposite, margins crenate to serrate. Flowers bisexual, in small cymes or solitary in axils; sepals 4, persisting and enlarging in fruit; petals 4 and minute, or apparently lacking; stamens 8; ovary semi-inferior, 4-locular; style bifid, with both lobes again shortly forked. Fruit a 1-seeded nut.

Endemic Australian genus, 1 species in south-west Western Australia, 1 in eastern Australia.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Cunoniaceae. 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 [Saxifraganae]
order Saxifragales
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