Sclerostegia

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Sclerostegia

Description

Dwarf shrubs. Leaf lobes insignificant, scarious. Flowers in triads in the axils of opposite free or united bracts, dimorphic, the lateral staminate, the central bisexual, sometimes immersed in the axils of a fleshy bract; perianth 2-lobed, sometimes with a third small abaxial inner lobe; stamen l.Pericarp crustaceous or woody; embryo straight or slightly curved; perisperm present, lateral. Five spp., Australia.

Citation

Nuytsia 3: 17 (1980)

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