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Genus Acrophyllum Family Cunoniaceae

Description: Shrubs.

Leaves generally whorled, simple, toothed; stipules linear.

Flowers in dense axillary cymes at the end of branches, appearing as separated, ± globose heads of flowers. Sepals 5, persistent. Petals 5. Stamens 10–15. Ovary superior, 2-locular, styles 2.

Fruit a septicidally dehiscent capsule, topped by the persistent awn-like styles; fruit remaining on the plant and separated from new inflorescences by vegetative growth.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, endemic Australia. Australia: 1 species, endemic.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Acrophyllum australe

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