Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect dioecious shrubs; branches slender and wiry. Leaves alternate, scale-like, caducous. Male flowers in short axillary spikes; tepals 4 (or 5); disc almost flat; stamens as many as tepals; style obsolete. Female flowers axillary, sessile; tepals 4 or 5; disc almost flat; staminodes as many as tepals, short; ovary inferior, style short, stigma bilobed. Drupe fleshy with a thin mesocarp, sessile, crowned by persistent tepals.

A monotypic genus endemic to south-eastern Australia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Omphacomeria. 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 Santalanae
order Santalales
family Santalaceae
Higher taxa
genus Omphacomeria
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