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Genus Selliera Family Goodeniaceae

Description: Perennial herbs with prostrate woody stems rooting at nodes, glabrous.

Leaves attenuate towards base, sessile.

Flowers in condensed axillary racemes or solitary in leaf axils; stalks not articulate, with bracteoles. Sepals 5, free. Corolla reddish brown outside, usually whitish inside; lobes equal; without wings or auricles. Stamens free from each other, epigynous. Ovary inferior, 2-locular; indusium ± horizontal; ovules numerous, arranged in 2 rows in each locule.

Fruit fleshy, indehiscent; seeds biconvex with swollen mucilaginous wing, caruncle absent.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 species, Australia, New Zealand & Chile. Australia: 2 species (native), Vic., Tas., S.A., W.A.

Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Selliera radicans.

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