Agonis (DC.) Lindl.

Greek agon — a gathering, referring to the number of seeds.

Shrubs or occasionally trees. Leaves alternate, entire. Flower clusters in spherical heads, rarely solitary. Flowers with a cup-shaped floral tube. Sepals 5. Petals 5, spreading, white or occasionally pink. Stamens free, not exceeding the petals, either 10 and opposite the petals and sepals, or 20-30 and all or most opposite the sepals. Ovary with 3 chambers. Fruit a woody 3-valved capsule.

Grown for the attractive, sometimes pendulous foliage and prolific flowers.

11 species from SW WA.

Seed or cuttings.

Leaves alternate; flowers stalkless, in globular, axillary or terminal heads.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Myrtaceae. 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      Myrtales
family       Myrtaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Agonis flexuosa (Willd.) Sw.