• W. R. Philipson
Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 2)


Densely caespitose, glabrous, subshrubs. Leaves spirally arranged, small, closely imbricate, coriaceous, entire, exstipulate. Flowers axillary, solitary, bracteoles 1–3 or absent; sepals 2, lateral, opposite; petals 4-5 (6), free or connate at the base. Stamens 3–5 (6), alternating with the petals; anthers bilocular, introrse, dehiscing by longitudinal slits. Gynoecium superior, syncarpous, unilocular; placentation free-central, ovules few; style subulate, bearing a bifid stigma. Fruit a capsule; seed with a smooth hard testa; embryo curved around the perisperm.


Female Flower Corolla Lobe Exine Sculpturing Longitudinal Slit Foliar Sclereid 
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