IV. Subfam. Prostantheroideae Luerssen (1882).

Subfam. Chloranthoideae Briq. (1895).

Subfam. Chloranthoideae Briq. (1895).

Dicrastylidaceae Drummond ex Harvey (1855), nom. inval.

Verbenaceae tribe Viticeae subtribe Chloanthinae Benth. (1870).

Verbenaceae tribe Chloantheae Benth. (1895).

Stilbaceae subfam. Chloanthoideae Briq.: sensu Moldenke (1959).


IV. 1. Tribe Chlorantheae Benth. & Hook. f. (1876).


Shrubs or subshrubs; branches round in cross-section; indumentum densely lanate with hairs branched; leaves sessile, decussate or ternate, bullate-rugose; inflorescence terminal, leafy and hence appearing axillary, cymose, unbranched, with part-inflorescences 1-flowered; bracteoles 2; flowers zygomorphic, sessile or shortly pedicellate; calyx deeply 5-lobed, densely woolly; corolla reddish purple, 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), anterior lip shorter than posterior, more deeply lobed, tube expanded distally; stamens 2 fertile, anterior pair reduced to staminodes, slightly exserted, anthers dorsifixed, thecae free in lower half, staminodes 2, with anthers greatly reduced, included; ovary unlobed; style with stigma-lobes minute; fruit dry, globose, indehiscent , 4-seeded.  One species, H. elderi (F. Muell.)F. Muell., endemic to Australia.


Native to:

50 Australia


Hemiphora F.Muell., Syst. Cens. Austr. Pl. 1: 103 (1882); Munir, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 1: 161-166 (1978).

Image resource

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew