Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs or subshrubs; branches usually ridged or longitudinally striate, terete or sometimes flattened, occasionally spine-tipped. Leaves alternate, simple, unifoliolate or rarely (not in Victoria) 3–5-foliolate, sometimes reduced to minute scales; stipules usually small and inconspicuous. Flowers 1–several per axil, usually subtended by a few small scales as well as the bract; bracteoles 2, attached near or above midway of pedicel; upper lobes of calyx either largely united or much broader than the others; staminal sheath split open on upper side; anthers alternately basifixed and dorsifixed, the latter usually shorter. Pods (1 or)2–several-seeded, the valves separating along both sutures; seeds elliptic to ovate, compressed, with a small hilum surrounded by a collar-like aril.

Endemic genus of 12 species, occurring in all mainland States.

Source: Ross, J.H. (1996). Templetonia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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