Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs, usually glabrous. Leaves opposite, usually spreading, shortly petiolate. Inflorescence axillary, umbel-like, usually 3–9-flowered, rarely a solitary flower. Flowers white, rarely pink; peduncles longer than pedicles; bracteoles clustered at the apex of the peduncle; calyx 5-lobed, persistent in fruit; petals 5, free, orbicular; stamens 7–14, in 1 row, opposite sepals, shorter than petals; anthers distinctly gland-tipped, geniculate, opening by very short divergent slits; ovary half-inferior, 3-celled. Fruit a loculicidal capsule, base and sides fused to the hypanthium, dehiscing by terminal radial slits; seeds numerous, flat-sided, backs rounded, smooth.

11 species in eastern Australia and New Caledonia.

Includes taxa with clustered flowers that were previously treated in Baeckea. Also see note under Hysterobaeckea.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-06-20
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
Higher taxa
genus Sannantha
Subordinate taxa