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Family: Solanaceae

Citation: Labill., Nov. Holl. Pl. Sp. 2:19 (1806).

Derivation: Greek anthos, a flower; kerkis, a ray; in reference to the narrow corolla lobes.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Shrubs glabrous or pubescent with simple glandular or simple to sparingly branched non-glandular hairs, with corky bark at the stem base; leaves alternate, simple, entire (or minutely crenulate), sessile or shortly petiolate.

Flowers in terminal cymes or solitary and scattered, bisexual; calyx campanulate, 5-lobed, persistent; corolla regular or slightly zygomorphic, funnel-shaped, with a striated throat and 5 (rarely 6) narrow acute lobes; corolla lobes induplicate with inflexed margins in bud; stamens 4, in pairs of unequal length, included, inserted near the base of the corolla; anthers not cohering, 2-celled, dehiscing longitudinally; ovary 2-celled.

Fruit a smooth capsule dehiscing septifragally in 2 2-fid valves, partially enclosed by the scarcely enlarged calyx; fruiting pedicel erect; seeds subreniform, not flattened; testa reticulate.

Distribution:  9 species, all Australian.

Biology: No text

Key to Species:
1. Branchlets not spiny; leaves borne singly; corolla lobes 13-20 mm long
A. angustifolia 1.
1. Branchlets spiny; leaves borne in clusters; corolla lobes 5-15 mm long
A. anisantha 2.

Author: Prepared by L. Haegi

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