After Antoine Guichenot, gardener and botanical collector with the Baudin expedition of 1801–1803.
Small shrubs. Leaves linear, entire, margins revolute; stipules linear, similar to but shorter than the leaves. Flowers with sepals pinkish purple, divided to the middle or slightly more and each with 3-5 prominent ribs. Petals 0. Stamens 5, anthers opening by small terminal slit. Ovary 5-chambered; fruiting sepals enlarged. Fruit a capsule.
Cuttings or seed.
Stipules and leaves linear, appearing to form whorls. Very similar to Thomasia and Lasiopetalum but the sepals divided to about the middle and with 3-5 ribs. Thomasia has a single rib and Lasiopetalum has sepals divided more or less to the base and without pronounced ribbing.
6 species restricted to southern Western Australia.
Source: (1997). Sterculiaceae. In: . 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.