Description: Shrub to c.1.5 m.
Leaves opposite, linear with a small, recurved mucro.
Flowers solitary; hypanthium smooth, abruptly narrowing to a short stalk so that the bracteoles are borne close to it; sepals simple, obtuse and entire; stamens 7–10, 1–2 located towards the margins of, or opposite, the sepals; filaments not, or only slightly, geniculate; anthers dark, with rounded connectives containing oil glands. Ovary 3(-4) locular; ovules 8–12, radially arranged, obscuring the apex of the placenta.
Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds angular, with flat sides and rounded backs.
Distribution and occurrence: A monotypic genus, the single species extending from central New South Wales to northern Queensland.
The species in this genus was formerly included in Babingtonia but the latter genus is restricted to Western Australia.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Wilson et al. (2007) Aust. Syst. Bot. 20: 302-318.
|One species in NSW: Harmogia densifolia|