Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial herbs; stems decumbent. Leaves alternate, cauline, petiolate. Inflorescences mostly of solitary flowers arising from stems just below unreduced leaves, sometimes also axillary or terminal bracteate monochasial cymes. Flowers long-pedicellate; sepals 5, connate basally, elongating slightly in fruit; corolla regular, 5-lobed, more or less funnel-shaped, with spreading lobes, scales in throat saccate; stamens included in corolla-tube, anthers more or less sessile, each with a short acute appendage; ovary 4-lobed, 4-celled, style short, stigma capitate. Fruit splitting into 4 mericarps, leaving a low convex gynobase; mericarps densely covered with more or less equal barbed spines.

Monotypic genus endemic to Australia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Boraginaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
family Boraginaceae
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