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Genus Alloxylon Family Proteaceae

Description: Small to tall trees.

Leaves alternate, simple with margins entire to pinnatisect, or imparipinnate. Conflorescences terminal [or axillary], without involucral bracts, [sometimes aggregated into distinct bunches], pseudo-racemose; flowers borne in pairs.

Flowers ± actinomorphic, red or pink, bird-pollinated. Perianth gently incurved in bud; tepals cohering in a split tube after anthesis. Hypogynous glands fused into a crescentic to horseshoe-shaped nectary. Ovary stipitate, glabrous; pollen presenter strongly oblique.

Fruit a woody follicle; seeds winged.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 4 species New Guinea, Australia. Australia: 3 species (endemic), Qld, N.S.W.

Text by P. H. Weston & M. D. Crisp
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Alloxylon pinnatum

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