Malacocera

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual or perennial herbs or small shrubs with densely white-woolly branches. Leaves alternate, sessile, linear to semi-terete. Flowers solitary or paired in leaf-axils; perianth small, 5-lobed, immersed in woolly hairs; stamens 5; stigmas 2 or 3. Fruiting perianth developing 3–5 woolly, blunt linear processes from tube in a Y-shaped or vertically compressed configuration; radicular slit prominent; pericarp membranous; seed horizontal.

Endemic Australian genus of 4 species from southern arid or semi-arid areas.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Chenopodiaceae. 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 Caryophyllanae
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genus Malacocera
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