Description: Trees or shrubs; bark on main stem smooth, brown to grey, branchlets not winged.
Leaves opposite, petiolate.
Terminal inflorescences present or absent; flowers solitary or in threes. Flowers 4-merous. Hypanthium not extending above the ovary summit. Sepals persistent in fruit. Petals free. Stamens numerous, free. Ovary inferior, 3- or 4-locular; ovules many in each loculus, not in regular rows; placentation apically axile, up to 16 ovules per placenta; stigma small.
Fruit a soft berry, globose to subglobose; seeds not obviously arranged in regular rows, testa bony; embryo C-shaped, cotyledons very small.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 4 spp. (2 unpublished), endemic Aust., Qld, N.S.W.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Snow & Guymer, Systematic Botany Monographs 65 (2003)
| ||Key to the species|| |
|1||Lower surface of leaves glabrescent except on mid-vein; pedicels of flowers 6–7 mm long||Lenwebbia sp. Main Range (P.R.Sharpe+ 4877)|
|Lower surface of leaves finely pubescent; pedicels of flowers 8–25 mm long||Lenwebbia prominens |