Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves decussate or rosulate, sessile or subsessile, 1- or 3–5-nerved from base. Inflorescence terminal and/or axillary, cymose, appearing umbellate, or often reduced to 1 flower; flowers bisexual. Calyx, corolla and androecium 4-merous; calyx-tube c. as long as lobes; corolla urceolate, campanulate or c. trumpet-shaped, often bearded in mouth, lobes valvate in bud; stamens inserted in lower half of corolla-tube; ovary superior, styles 2, usually free at base, connate distally, stigma 2-lobed. Fruits a loculicidal capsule, apically 2-horned by the persistent style-bases; seeds many, minute.

About 54 species, in Asia, Malesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Australia; 48 species in Australia (43 endemic).

Source: Conn, B.J. (1999). Loganiaceae. 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 Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Loganiaceae
Higher taxa
genus Mitrasacme
Subordinate taxa