Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual herbs. Leaves sessile, not rosetted at base. Inflorescence a few-branched dichasium. Perianth 4- or 5-partite; calyx-lobes shortly united at the base; corolla-tube c. ovoid, lobes spreading, shorter than tube; stamens shortly adnate to corolla-tube, anthers hardly twisting after dehiscence; ovary ovoid, 2-locular, style filiform, stigmas 2, linear. Capsule septicidal, splitting from apex to base, remaining enclosed in persistent calyx and corolla; seeds numerous, small, longitudinally ridged or trabeculate.

About 100 species, from Africa, Madagascar, India through South-east Asia to New Zealand; 2 species in Australia (1 endemic).

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Gentianaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-07-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Gentianaceae
Higher taxa
genus Sebaea
Subordinate taxa