Eutaxia R.Br.

Greek eu — true, taxis — order, referring to the formal symmetrical leaf arrangement.

Dwarf to medium shrubs. Leaves opposite, decussate, entire, bent inwards; stipules small or absent. Flowers axillary, solitary or a few together. Calyx 5-toothed, the upper pair forming a lip. Petals with narrowed, elongated bases. Standard longest, almost round. Stamens free. Ovary more or less stalked, containing 2 ovules. Fruit pod ovoid.

Grown for the neat foliage and dense clusters of flowers. Plants in this genus do not appear to be poisonous to stock.

8-9 species endemic to Australia.

Pretreated seed or cuttings.

Leaves opposite and decussate.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Fabaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Eutaxia microphylla (R.Br.) J.