Description: Small to medium-sized shrubs.
Leaves 3-foliolate, sessile and appearing simple and whorled; leaflets entire, lobed or toothed with glands on the margins; stipules absent.
Flowers solitary, axillary, bisexual. Sepals 4–10, valvate, spreading, persistent. Petals 4–10, obovate, pink or white. Stamens 4 to many, free, perigynous; anthers dehiscing by apical pores extending to longitudinal slits. Ovary of 2 fused carpels, 1-locular, superior to half-inferior; styles 2, free, spreading.
A loculicidally dehiscent capsule.
Distribution and occurrence: 4 spp., endemic to Australia (Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas, SA)
Treated as belonging to its own family, Baueraceae, in Flora of NSW vol. 1 (1990) but now regarded as part of family Cunoniaceae.
Text by J. Everett (1990), as combined generic/family description; edited KL Wilson (July 2009)
| ||Key to the species|| |
|1||Flowers on pedicels more than 5 mm long; stamens cream-coloured||2|
|Flowers sessile or on pedicels less than 1 mm long; stamens pink||Bauera capitata|
|2||Sepals and pedicels glabrous or with only a few hairs; largest leaflets 5–9 mm long||Bauera microphylla|
|Sepals and pedicels with many hairs; largest leaflets 9–15 mm long|
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