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Genus Lagunaria Family Malvaceae

Description: Trees covered with small scurfy scales, especially on the younger parts, sometimes glabrescent with age.

Leaves entire.

Flowers solitary, axillary. Epicalyx segments 3 or 4; usually falling very early. Calyx lobes 5. Staminal column shorter than or equal to the petals, stamens numerous. Petals showy. Ovary 5-locular, several ovules per loculus; style 1; stigmas 5.

Fruit a capsule; seeds glabrous.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Norfolk Island, LHI & possibly Qld.

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

One species in NSW: Lagunaria patersonia

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