Description: Shrubs, tomentose with non-glandular hairs or pubescent with mainly glandular hairs, or almost glabrous.
Leaves alternate, simple, margins entire, almost sessile.
Inflorescences terminal or lateral cymes or panicles [raceme- or thyrse-like], or flowers solitary and terminal, leaf-opposed, interfoliar or in branch forks. Flowers bisexual, slightly zygomorphic, with or without subtending pairs of bracts. Calyx campanulate to cupular, 5-lobed. Corolla funnel-shaped to campanulate with spreading limb; limb 5-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted at base of corolla tube; a staminode sometimes present; anthers 1-locular, dehiscing by a terminal semicircular slit. Ovary 2-locular.
Fruit a capsule, opening by 4 valves.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 9 species, endemic Australia. Australia: all States except N.T.
Both ,Cyphanthera cuneata Miers and C. frondosa Miers may be hybrids between Duboisia myoporoides R. Br. and Cyphanthera albicans (Cunn.) Miers.
Text by B. J. Conn
| ||Key to the species|| |
|1||Leaves mostly more than 7 mm long; inflorescences leafy and paniculate||Cyphanthera albicans|
|Leaves usually less than 7 mm long; inflorescences 1-flowered or 1–3-flowered cymes||Cyphanthera scabrella|