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Genus Vesselowskya Family Cunoniaceae

Description: Shrub or small tree.

Leaves palmately compound, 3–5-foliolate; stipules prominent on new growth.

Inflorescences axillary, racemose, sometimes branched near base. Sepals 5. Petals 3. Stamens 6. Ovary superior, 2-locular.

Fruit a septicidally dehiscent capsule; infructescences bent downwards.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 species, endemic Australia.

Text by G. J. Harden (1990), edited KL Wilson (July 2009)
Taxon concept: Rozefelds et al. (2001)

 Key to the species 
1Anther apex apiculate; sepals glabrous on abaxial surface, row of glands on adaxial surface at base of stipulesVesselowskya rubifolia
Anther apex obtuse; sepals with a row of hairs along the midline and base of the abaxial surface, glands absent from base of stipulesVesselowskya venusta

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