Cunn. ex Brongn., in Duperrey, Voy. la Coquille t. 77 (1834).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Hand flowers.
Spreading shrubs or twiners with sometimes flexuous branches; leaves linear, lanceolate to obovate, alternate or clustered.
Flowers solitary or in corymbs, axillary or terminal, pedicellate; sepals free or cohering at' the base, more or less unequal in size; petals purple to blue or rarely white, imbricate, obovate or lanceolate, apex obtuse and apiculate; stamens free, turned to one side of the ovary; anthers linear-sagittate, opening by terminal pores; filaments broad at the base, equal in length to the anthers; ovary shortly stipitate, glabrous or glabrescent, 2- or 3-celled; style glabrous, curved; placentation parietal; ovules numerous.
Capsules linear to obovoid, dehiscent, splitting longitudinally into 2 or occasionally 3 valves, brown or blue when mature; seeds many, smooth, dark-brown or black, shining.
Endemic to Australia; 5 species in all States except N.T. and Tas.
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