Pseudowintera Dandy

Greek pseudo—false, Wintera..

Trees or shrubs. Leaves with pronounced gland dots. Flowers axillary, solitary or in clusters. Sepals united, cup-like, persistent with an entire or lobed edge. Petals 5-6. Stamens to 15 in 3 rows. Carpels 1-6, free. Fruit berry-like with 2-6 seeds.

Leaves of cultivated species red blotched; stamen filaments flattened.

3 species endemic to New Zealand.

Vink (1970).

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Winteraceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Magnolianae
order      Canellales
family       Winteraceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Pseudowintera colorata (Raoul) Dandy