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Genus Negria Family Gesneriaceae

Description: Small trees with brittle wood.

Leaves simple, somewhat succulent, clustered towards the ends of shoots, in whorls of 3 (or 4).

Inflorescence axillary, cymose, 3-flowered. Calyx cup-shaped, 5-lobed. Corolla 2-lipped; tube slightly curved. Stamens 4, not coherant, exserted,1 stamimode posterior. Ovary superior, conical, slightly curved, basally surrounded by shallow disc; placentas broad.

Fruit a capsule.


Distribution and occurrence: A monotypic genus endemic to Lord Howe Island.

Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of Australia, Vol. 47, p 341.

One species in NSW: Negria rhabdothamnoides

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