Microcybe

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Small shrubs; branchlets densely stellate-hairy or -lepidote. Leaves alternate, simple. Inflorescence a terminal, compact head subtended by leaf-like foliar bracts. Flowers mostly bisexual, occasionally male only, 5-merous; sepals free or united in lower half; petals pale yellow to white, free, imbricate, glabrous or sparsely lepidote; stamens 10, free, spreading, exceeding petals, filaments slender, glabrous, stellate-lepidote or pilose towards the base, anthers basifixed with small terminal gland; disc absent; ovary of 2 free carpels, stellate-scaly, style inserted below apex of ovary, often twisted, glabrous, lengthening during anthesis. Follicles basally connate, transversly ridged; seeds 1 or rarely 2 per follicle, generally reniform, released explosively with elastic endocarp.

Occurs in WA, SA and Vic.

A genus of three species, all endemic in Australia, two in Victoria.

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 Microcybe
Subordinate taxa