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Genus Gynatrix Family Malvaceae

Description: Dioecious, glabrous or hairy shrubs.

Leaves simple, not lobed; petiolate. Male flowers shortly pedicellate, several flowers in axillary paniculate inflorescences; female flowers sessile or nearly so in few-flowered paniculate or racemose axillary inflorescences. Epicalyx absent. Calyx lobes 5. Petals 5. Male flowers with c. 30 stamens. Female flowers with a 5-locular ovary; styles 5, linear.

Fruit a schizocarpic capsule.


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

Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Gynatrix pulchella

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