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Subfamily

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. 2. Tribe Westringieae Bartl. (1830).

Tribe prostanthereae Benth. (1834).

Description

Shrubs or undershrubs, non-aromatic; branches round in cross-section; leaves decussate; inflorescence frondose-bracteate, thyrsoid, terminal, few-flowered; bracteoles 2; calyx 2-lipped; corolla white, distinctly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), posterior lip with lobes directed outwards, anterior lip with median lobe directed outwards and forward to recurved, lateral lobes spreading, tube expanded in throat; stamens 2 , posterior pair reduced to staminodes, inserted on anterior side of corolla-throat, anthers 2-thecous, staminodes inserted on posterior side of corolla-throat, staminodes club-shaped, white; fruit of 4 mericarps, enclosed by inward folded anterior calyx-lobe, posterior calyx-lobe usually recurved.  Two species, endemic to Australia.

Distribution

Native to:

50 Australia

Publication

Wrixonia F.Muell., Fragm. 10: 18 (1876); Carrick, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 1: 27-34 (1976).

Image resource

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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