Lagunaria

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Trees, densely covered with minute scurfy scales, sometimes glabrescent with age. Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire. Flowers bisexual, solitary in upper leaf-axils; epicalyx fused, cup-shaped, caducous, or reduced to a ridge surrounding the base of the calyx; calyx 5-lobed, cup-shaped; petals 5, free, cream to pink, with stellate scales; stamens numerous; staminal column c. half the length of corolla; ovary 5-locular; ovules 2–several per locule; style 1; stigmas 5, capitate. Fruit a capsule dehiscing loculicidally and eventually septicidally; seeds reniform, glabrous.  

2 species, endemic to Australia (1 from Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands and 1 from Queensland).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-07-21
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malvales
family Malvaceae
Higher taxa
genus Lagunaria
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