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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Epacridaceae
Lissanthe

Citation: R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 540 (1810).

Derivation: Greek lissos, smooth; anthos, flower; the corolla lobes are not bearded.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Small erect shrubs; branchlets scabrous; leaves erect or suberect, occasionally spreading, linear or linear-lanceolate, flat to slightly convex with margins recurved or revolute, discolorous, with the upper surface glossy, the lower dull or glaucous, with 3-7 broad parallel veins and grooved between, apex acute to acuminate with an aristate tip, base truncate or acute, with a short pubescent petiole.

Flowers in few-flowered terminal or axillary racemes, with 1 subtending bract and 2 bracteoles at the base of the flower pedicel; corolla tube longer than the calyx, glabrous externally, with scattered hairs inside above the middle, without tufts or scales below the middle; lobes valvate in the bud, spreading to recurved in the open flower, glabrous; filaments short, slender, inserted at the throat, anthers half-exserted; nectary annular, with the upper margin toothed; ovary 5-7-celled; style cylindrical, not exceeding the corolla tube; stigma lobed.

Fruit a baccate drupe, the mesocarp pulpy, the endocarp hard and bony.

Distribution:  2 species, endemic to Australia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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