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Genus Cephalaralia Family Araliaceae

Description: Climber or scrambling shrub, usually with scattered inconspicuous simple hairs especially on young growth and inflorescences.

Leaves 3-foliolate, petiolate; leaflets petiolulate, entire or toothed.

Flowers sessile in small pedunculate heads forming simple racemes of few-branched panicles; petals 5, imbricate in bud; stamens 5; ovary 2-locular; styles 2, becoming separate.

Fruit a succulent drupe, crowned by the persistent calyx and styles.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, endemic Australia. Australia: 1 species, endemic.

Text by M. J. Henwood & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Cephalaralia cephalobotrys

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