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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Enchylaena

Citation: 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

Description:
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.

Distribution:  2 species endemic to Australia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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