Description: Trees covered with small scurfy scales, especially on the younger parts, sometimes glabrescent with age.
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
|One species in NSW: Lagunaria patersonia|