Aphanopetalaceae

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Woody vines or scrambling shrubs, glabrous. Leaves opposite, simple; stipules minute, deciduous. Inflorescence an axillary cyme or flowers solitary; flowers bisexual, actinomorphic; sepals 4, ± free; petals minute or absent; stamens 8, anthers opening via longitudinal slits; ovary semi-inferior, 4-locular, stamens and perianth attached in lower half of ovary; ovules 1 per locule. Fruit hard and nut-like, 1 seeded, sepals persistent.

1 genus and 2 species, endemic to Australia.

Previously included in Cunoniaceae.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-09-25
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Saxifraganae]
order Saxifragales
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