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Genus Duchesnea Family Rosaceae

Description: Perennial herbs.

Leaves radical and cauline, 3-foliolate, leaflets toothed; stipules paired, fused to base of petiole.

Flowers solitary, peduncles leaf-opposed. Epicalyx of 5 bracteoles, 3-toothed at apex, larger than calyx lobes. Calyx lobes 5. Petals 5, yellow. Stamens numerous. Carpels numerous on the dome-shaped receptacle.

Fruiting receptacle spongy, covered with many small achenes.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 6 species, India to eastern Asia. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

Text by G. J. Harden & A. N. Rodd
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Duchesnea indica

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