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Family Argophyllaceae

Description: Trees or shrubs, indumentum of T-shaped hairs.

Leaves alternate, simple, margins entire or few-toothed; stipules absent.

Inflorescences terminal or axillary, mostly racemose, sometimes reduced and flowers ± clustered. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual, 4–6-merous. Sepals mostly fused in lower half or rarely free. Petals free or rarely fused, with a membranous scale at base. Stamens same number as and slightly shorter than the petals; filaments free; anthers 2-locular, dehiscing by longitudinal slits. Disc present. Ovary inferior or half-inferior, 1–5-locular, ovules 1–many.

Fruit drupaceous or capsular, 1–5-locular; seeds 1-many.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 genus, 17 species, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Polynesia, Rapa I. Australia: 2 genera, 5 species, Qld, N.S.W

External links:
Angiosperm Phylogeny Website (Family: Argophyllaceae, Order: Asterales)
Wikipedia

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

 Key to the genera 
1Leaves silvery on lower surface; fruit a capsuleArgophyllum
Leaves not silvery on lower surface; fruit a drupeCorokia

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