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; branches round in cross-section; indumentum densely lanate with hairs branched; leaves sessile, decussate; inflorescence terminal, thyrsoid, subglobose and capitate or both capitate and spike-like (elongate), solitary or in corymbose panicles, with part-inflorescences shortly pedunculate or sessile, congested to form decussate clusters, many-flowered; bracteoles 2; flowers actinomorphic, subsessile; calyx deeply 4-lobed, densely hairy on outer surface; corolla white, 4-lobed in distal half, lobes almost equal, tube cylindrical; stamens 4, inserted in corolla-tube, scarcely exserted, anthers dorsifixed, free and divergent in lower half; ovary unlobed; style with stigma-lobes short; fruit dry, globose, indehiscent, usually 1-seeded.  Two species, endemic to Australia.


Native to:

50 Australia



Mallophora Endl., Ann. Wein. Mus. 2: 206 (1838); Munir, Brunonia 1: 407-689 (1978).

Image resource

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew