Bursaria

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Bursaria
Bursaria spinosa opened fruit.jpg
Bursaria spinosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Pittosporaceae
Genus: Bursaria
Cav.
Species

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Bursaria is a genus of large shrubs and small trees which are native to Australia. The genus was first described by Antonio Cavanilles in 1797, with his description of the type species B. spinosa. The name is derived from the Latin word bursa (purse) which relates to the shape of its seed capsules.

Species[edit]

The genus includes the following species:

They occur in all Australian states and territories except the Northern Territory.

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