Cheiranthera

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Small shrubs or twiners. Leaves alternate, sometimes clustered, entire or toothed. Inflorescence a cyme, usually corymbose, or flowers solitary, axillary or terminal. Flowers subtended by a bract and 1 or 2 bracteoles; sepals sometimes unequal, free or shortly fused at the base; petals free, more or less spreading, exceeding sepals; stamens turned to one side of ovary, anthers longer than filaments, opening via 2 terminal pores. Fruit a 2-valved capsule, dehiscing loculicidally; seeds numerous.

Endemic Australian genus of 5 species, in all States except Northern Territory and Tasmania.

Source: Walsh, N.G.; Albrecht, D.E. (1996). Pittosporaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
Higher taxa
genus Cheiranthera
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