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Genus Gilesia Family Malvaceae

Description: Small perennial subshrubs, stems and branches chiefly glandular-hairy.

Leaves toothed to crenate, venation pinnate; stipules persistent.

Flowers axillary, mostly in pairs on filiform peduncles, with a small lobed bract at summit embracing the base of the pedicels. Calyx tubular, lobes c. as long as the tube. Petals 5, free. Stamens 5, free, opposite the petals; staminodes absent. Ovary 5-locular.

Capsule oblong, opening by 5 papery valves, seeds several in each loculus.


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

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Gilesia biniflora

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