F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 9:41 (1875).
Derivation: After Ernest Giles, leader of the exploring expedition of 1875.
Synonymy: Hymenocapsa J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 49:273 (1925).
Common name: None
Small softly woody perennial evergreen undershrubs with predominantly glandular-hairy stems and branches; leaves with persistent (except on the oldest parts) green stipules, serrate or crenate, with pinnate venation, shortly petiolate.
Flowers bisexual, on 1- or 2-flowered axillary peduncles; bract single, persistent; epicalyx 0; calyx not petaloid, 5-lobed; petals 5, slightly longer or shorter than the petals, flat, narrowly oblong-elliptic; stamens 5, free, short, introrse, opposite the petals; staminodes 0; ovary sessile, 5-celled, with several ovules in each cell, stellate-hairy; style short, with 5 minute stigmatic lobes at its summit.
Fruit stellate-hairy, opening loculicidally in 5 valves; seeds several in each cell.
1 species endemic in Australia.
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