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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Asclepiadaceae
Rhyncharrhena

Citation: F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 1:128 (1859).

Derivation: Greek rhynchos, a beak; arrhen, male; alluding to the inner coronal appendages.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Slender twining shrubs; leaves linear, distant, petiolate or sessile, margins usually revolute.

Flowers axillary, umbellate; corolla broadly campanulate or rotate; corona double, the outer a 5-lobed disk at the base of the gynostegium, the inner of 5 laterally compressed segments, adnate to the anthers; anthers with small terminal membranous appendages; pollen masses ovoid, subpendulous or horizontal; pedicels bracteate.

Follicles slender, fusiform; seeds comose.

Distribution:  1 species endemic to Australia. (K. L. Wilson (1980) Telopea 1:35-39).

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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