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Genus Triunia Family Proteaceae

Description: Trees or shrubs; new growth rusty-hairy.

Leaves often in whorls of 3 or 4, sometimes opposite, simple, margins entire to toothed. Conflorescences terminal, raceme-like, rusty-hairy.

Flowers zygomorphic. Perianth tube slightly curved; upper tepal longer and less revolute than the 3 lower ± coherent tepals. Anthers on short filaments, connective produced into a short appendage. Hypogynous glands 4, ovoid. Ovary sessile, rusty-villous; ovules 2, attached on the side or near the base of the ovary; style rusty-villous in the lower half, dilated apically into a pollen presenter.

Fruit globose to ovoid, indehiscent, with a thin outer fleshy layer, grooved longitudinally on one side; usually 1-seeded. Fruit highly poisonous if eaten.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 3 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Qld, N.S.W.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Triunia youngiana

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