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Genus Hymenosporum Family Pittosporaceae

Description: Shrub or small tree.

Leaves clustered, margins entire, soft-textured, petiolate.

Inflorescence a loose terminal panicle. Flowers conspicuous. Sepals narrow-ovate pubescent. Petals cohering to form a tube to above the middle, hairy on inner surface. Stamens free; anthers sagittate, much shorter than the filaments. Ovary linear, hairy, incompletely 2-locular.

Fruit a dry capsule, thick-valved; seeds numerous, winged.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, New Guinea & Australia. Australia: 1 species

Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Hymenosporum flavum

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