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Genus Neobassia Family Chenopodiaceae

Description: Small shrubs.

Leaves alternate, sessile, subterete.

Flowers solitary, axillary, bisexual. Perianth segments 5, fused almost to apex. Stamens 5. Stigmas 2.

Fruiting perianth hardened, with 5 spine-like erect appendages. Seed vertical; perisperm abundant; embryo annular.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Qld, N.S.W., N.T., S.A., W.A.

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Neobassia proceriflora

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