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Genus Triumfetta Family Malvaceae

Description: Herbs or shrubs, densely stellate-hairy.

Leaves alternate, often 2-ranked, entire, toothed or lobed, leaves subtending inflorescences often smaller.

Flowers clustered in shortly-pedunculate cymes, often forming interrupted panicles, leaves reducing in size up inflorescence; shortly pedicellate. Sepals hooded. Petals glabrous. Sepals and petals inserted below the hairy, disc-like receptacle that bears the numerous stamens. Ovary 2-locular, style as long as the stamens.

Fruit ± globose, covered with hooked bristles.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 70 species, widespread, tropical regions. Australia: 18 species, Qld, N.S.W., N.T., W.A., chiefly tropical

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Triumfetta rhomboidea

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