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Genus Seringia Family Malvaceae

Description: Tall shrubs.

Leaves simple, toothed.

Inflorescence of dense, leaf-opposed or terminal cymes. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, scarcely enlarged in fruit. Petals absent. Stamens 5, alternating with the sepals; staminodes 5, slightly united with the stamens at the base. Ovary sessile, tomentose, 5-locular, with 2 or 3 ovules in each loculus; styles fused. Carpels c. as long as the sepals.

carpels free in fruit, densely pubescent, with a short, wide truncate wing on the back.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, Australia & New Guinea. Australia: 1 species

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Seringia arborescens

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