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Genus Argophyllum Family Argophyllaceae

Description: Shrubs or small trees.

Leaves alternate, simple, margins entire or toothed, lower surface usually silvery-whitish.

Inflorescences terminal or axillary corymbose panicles. Calyx tube short, 5- or 6-toothed. Petals as many as calyx teeth. Stamens as many as petals. Ovary inferior or half-inferior, 2–5-locular.

Fruit a capsule, 2–5-locular; seeds numerous, ± globose.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 11 species, Australia & New Caledonia. Australia: 3 species (endemic), Qld, N.S.W.

Text by GJ Harden (1992)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW vol. 3 (1992) in family Escalloniaceae


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