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
|One species in NSW: Acrophyllum australe|