R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 407 (1810).
Derivation: Greek enchylos, succulent; chlaina, cloak; alluding to the succulent fruiting perianth.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Small shrubs; leaves alternate, simple, entire, fleshy.
Flowers solitary, axillary, sessile, bisexual; perianth cup-shaped, 5-lobed with a deep split on one side; stamens 5.
Fruiting perianth globular or depressed-globular, succulent, with a cartilaginous to woody inner layer, vertically split opposite the radicle (the succulent margins overlapping); lobes short, succulent, obscuring the ovary; wing (if present) forming a shallow undulate cup around the apex of the perianth and split opposite the radicle; seed horizontal; testa membranous; embryo annular; perisperm central; radicle centrifugal.
2 species endemic to Australia.
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