Alseuosmiaceae

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Alseuosmiaceae
Alseuosmia macrophylla.jpg
Alseuosmia macrophylla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Alseuosmiaceae
Airy Shaw
Type genus
Alseuosmia
A. Cunn.
Genera

3, see text

Alseuosmiaceae is a plant family[1] of the order Asterales found in Australia, New Caledonia, and New Zealand.

They are shrubs with leaves arranged in spirals or whorls about the stem. The flowers are solitary or borne in raceme or fascicle inflorescences. Some species have fragrant flowers. The flower corolla is urn-shaped or funnel-shaped with 4 to 7 lobes. There are 4 to 7 stamens and one style tipped with a two-lobed stigma. The fruit is a fleshy berry.[2]

There are 11 species divided among 3 genera:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alseuosmiaceae". The Plant List. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Watson, L. and M. J. Dallwitz. 1992 onwards. Alseuosmiaceae Airy Shaw. The Families of Flowering Plants. Version: 19 August 2013.