Alefeld, Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschr. 12:34 (1862).
Derivation: Greek gyne, female; thrix, hair; alluding to the hairy ovary.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Perennial woody shrubs or trees with few to many stellate hairs; leaves alternate, ovate to lanceolate, cordate at the base, crenate.
Flowers usually unisexual and dioecious, in small dense axillary panicles, pedicellate, inconspicuous; epicalyx 0; sepals fused to form a campanulate tube, with 5 lobes; petals 5, small, whitish; staminal tube short, adnate to the corolla; stamens 20, infertile in female flowers; carpels 5, in a single whorl, reduced in male flowers; styles shortly united, with linear subclavate largely stigmatic branches; ovule 1 in each cell.
Fruit a depressed subglobose schizocarp, the mericarps splitting away from the persistent axis; endocarp crustaceous.
1 species in south-eastern Australia.
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