Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial subshrubs to c. 20 cm high. Leaves alternate, sessile, fleshy. Flowers bisexual, solitary in axils, each subtended by a pair of bracteoles; tepals 5, free, papery, 1- or 3-nerved; stamens 5, shortly united at base; ovary 1-ovulate; style bifid. Fruit an indehiscent, membranous utricle; seeds ovoid to subreniform.

Endemic Australian monotypic genus.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Amaranthaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2015-05-11
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
family Amaranthaceae
Higher taxa
genus Hemichroa
Subordinate taxa