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Genus Halfordia Family Rutaceae

Description: Small to large trees, with simple hairs, unarmed.

Leaves alternate, simple, margins entire.

Inflorescences terminal, paniculate. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5, fused into a lobed cup. Petals 5, valvate, not persistent in fruit. Stamens 10, free, divergent. Ovary usually 5-locular, obscurely 5-lobed, ± pyramidal; styles fused, arising terminally from ovary; stigma scarcely differentiated from style; ovules 1 in each loculus.

Fruit a drupe.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 4 species, New Guinea, Australia, New Caledonia. Australia: 2 species (endemic), Qld, N.S.W.

Text by P. G. Richards
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Halfordia kendack

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