Greek kalyx—calyx, anthos—flower, referring to the similar sepals and petals.
Deciduous shrubs. Flowers brownish to maroon at the tips of short branchlets. Sepals and petals 15-30, similar, tips with white, succulent food bodies. Stamens many on the floral tube, inner ones sterile. Fruit of numerous achenes enclosed within the fig-like floral tube.
Seed, layers, suckers and division.
Brownish maroon flowers with strap-like petals.
3 species from North America (2) and eastern China.
Source: (1997). Calycanthaceae. 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.