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Genus Threlkeldia Family Chenopodiaceae

Description: Annual or short-lived perennials.

Leaves alternate.

Flowers solitary, axillary, bisexual. Perianth 5-lobed, fused at the base. Stamens 5. Stigmas 2. Seed horizontal, embryo annular; perisperm present.

Fruiting perianth hardened. This genus is closely related to Osteocarpum.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 species, endemic Australia. Australia: all States except Qld.

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

One species in NSW: Threlkeldia inchoata

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