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Genus Apatophyllum Family Celastraceae

Description: Shrubs.

Leaves alternate, rarely subopposite or nearly whorled; stipules present.

Flowers solitary, axillary, bisexual; peduncle with 2 apical, subopposite bracteoles. Sepals and petals 5, imbricate. Disc shallowly cupular [or flat]. Stamens 5, on margin of disc; filaments incurved; anthers introrse, with a broad connective. Ovary ± immersed in disc, 2- or rarely 3-locular with 2 ovules per loculus.

Fruit a 1- or rarely 2-seeded capsule; seeds arillate.


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Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Qld, N.S.W.

Text by T. A. James
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Apatophyllum constablei

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