Description: Small shrubs. Branches slender, striate.
Leaves alternate, entire, sessile or almost so.
Flowers solitary, axillary, sessile, bisexual, 5-partite. Perianth cup-shaped, 5-lobed with a deep radicular slit.
Fruiting perianth fused, succulent with a hardened inner layer: seed horizontal; embryo annular; perisperm scanty.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 species, endemic Australia. Australia: all mainland States.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
|One species in NSW: Enchylaena tomentosa|