Crowea

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs, glabrous or with simple hairs. Leaves alternate, simple, margins entire. Inflorescences axillary, 1-flowered. Flowers bisexual; sepals 5, free; petals 5, free, imbricate in bud, persistent; stamens 10, free, pyramidally arranged and incurved over ovary; carpels 5, basally fused, lacking a sterile apex, styles fused, arising subterminally on ovary, stigma globose, ovules 2 per carpel. Fruit of 1–5 follicles; follicles not transversly ridged, apices rounded; seeds shiny, brown, released explosively with elastic endocarp.

3 species, all endemic in Australia.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Rutaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Sapindales
family Rutaceae
Higher taxa
genus Crowea
Subordinate taxa