Omphacomeria

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.
Hero image
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Santalanae
order Santalales
family Santalaceae
Higher taxa
genus Omphacomeria
Subordinate taxa