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Genus Aphanopetalum Family Aphanopetalaceae

Description: Climbing or straggling shrubs.

Leaves simple; stipules small or absent.

Flowers axillary, solitary or in cymes. Calyx lobes 4, small at first but enlarging in fruit. Petals minute or absent. Stamens 8. Ovary ± half-inferior, 4-locular, 1 ovule in each loculus.

Fruit a 1-seeded nut surrounded by persistent calyx.


Other photo
Photo T.M. Tame

Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 species, endemic Australia. Australia: 1 species SW W.A., 1 species E Australia

Text by GJ Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW vol. 1 (1990) (in family Cunoniaceae)

One species in NSW: Aphanopetalum resinosum

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