Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, sometimes rhizomatous; plants bisexual or gynomonoecious. Leaves (at least at base) petiolate, lobed to ternately dissected, upper leaves less dissected; petioles sheathing at base. Inflorescence a simple, pedunculate umbel, terminal or leaf-opposed; involucral bracts narrow, simple, often united shortly at base. Sepals minute or absent; petals white, pink or blue. Fruit laterally compressed; mericarps c. semicircular, with a prominent to winged dorsal rib, often unequal in size, ornamentation, or sometimes 1 aborted; vittae lacking; carpophore simple, persistent.

About 55 species, from Australia, Melanesia, New Caledonia, Fiji; c. 46 species in Australia (38 endemic).

Source: Walsh, N.G.; Borre, A. van den (1999). Trachymene. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-05-16
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