Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs or small trees, glabrous, erect; stems more or less square with 4 prominent ribs. Leaves dimorphic, opposite, decussate; juvenile leaves pinnatisect or pinnatifid; adult leaves serrate or biserrate. Inflorescence terminal and lateral, a simple or compound dichasium in elongated spike; bracts leaf-like, decussate; bracteoles thin, membranous, caducous. Flowers bisexual, cream or red, showy, sessile or pedicellate; sepals 4, small, more or less triangular; petals 4, boat-shaped, sometimes spirally twisted in bud (not in Victoria); stamens 8, anthers linear-oblong, shortly apiculate; ovary 4-celled, glabrous, styles 4. Fruit obovoid to obpyramidal, 4-winged or 4-ribbed, pericarp more or less spongy; seed 1.

5 species, all endemic to Australia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Haloragaceae. 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
family Haloragaceae
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