Phyllangium

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual terrestrial or aquatic herbs. Leaves cauline, widely spaced (in Victorian species), appearing rosulate in diminutive plants, sessile; stipules reduced to a connate sheath. Inflorescence with solitary peduncles or peduncles several to many in umbellate clusters; flowers solitary (rarely 2), very shortly pedicellate, enclosed in a 2-lobed foliaceous involucre; involucre 3-veined to each lobe, or lateral veins divided again, to 10-veined, often enlarged in fruit. Calyx absent; corolla 4-lobed, white, lobes valvate; stamens included; ovary semi-inferior, ovules many, styles 2, one on each locule, separate, sometimes cohering in bud or connate in upper part. Fruit enclosed in involucre, capsular, persistent, loculicidal, walls membranous; seeds angular; testa reticulate or sulcate.

5 species, all endemic to temperate Australia.

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 Phyllangium
Subordinate taxa