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Genus Paenula Family Asteraceae

Description: Shrubs.

Leaves alternate, terete, ┬▒trigonous in section, with embedded dark sunken glands.

Inflorescence cymose, umbelliform, with pedunculate capitula. Heads white, ovoid; phyllaries membranous to cartilaginous, slightly hooded, lacking petaloid spreading tips, with undivided stereome; florets all bisexual, tubular. Paleae tough, hyaline, wrapping around and enclosing achene and base of corolla.

Pappus absent. Carpopodium well-developed. Achenes shed still enclosed in paleae.


Distribution and occurrence: SSE of Wollar, NSW.

Text by L. Murray
Taxon concept: Orchard, A.E. (2005) Telopea 11(1)

One species in NSW: Paenula storyi

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