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Genus Gnidia Family Thymelaeaceae

Description: Shrubs or subshrubs.

Leaves opposite or alternate, often crowded, frequently ericoid, mostly sessile.

Flowers in terminal clusters, occasionally solitary or paired in upper leaf axils; usually without bracteoles. Hypanthium tubular, circumsciss above the ovary. Sepals 4 or 5. Petals absent or 4–12. Stamens sessile or with short filaments, usually 8 in 2 rows. Ovary 1-locular.

Fruit dry, enclosed in the persistent base of the hypanthium.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 150 species, mainly Africa. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Gnidia squarrosa

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