Homoranthus Schauer

Feather Flowers

Greek homos — alike, anthos — flower, referring to the regular flowers.

Spreading to erect and mostly small shrubs. Leaves opposite, linear to cylindrical. Flowers axillary, solitary or in a 2-flowered short shoot, white, yellow or red. Sepals with 1-several awn-like processes. Stamens 10, alternating with 10 sterile stamens; anthers opening by terminal pores. Ovary 1-chambered. Fruit slightly enlarged from the flower.

Landscape plants grown for the foliage texture and tiered branches.

19 species, mostly coastal Qld and NSW, 1 species from S SA.

Seed or softwood cuttings.

Narrow, awned calyx lobes; ovules 4-12 in 2 longitudinal rows, cf. Darwinia, Verticordia.

Byrnes (1981), Craven & Jones (1991).

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         Homoranthus flavescens Schauer