Stackhousia Sm.


Commemorating John Stackhouse, expert on the algal genus Fucus and an authority on the illustrations of Theophrastus.

Herbs with ribbed stems. Flower clusters in terminal racemes or spikes. Flower base cup-shaped. Petals fused in the middle to form a tube for about half the length, the lobes spreading widely at the tips. Stamens 3 long, 2 short. Fruit of 1-5 nutlets.

Grown for the creamy star-shaped flowers.

14 species from Malesia, Micronesia, Australia (12 endemic species) and New Zealand.

Cuttings of fresh new stems.

Petals fused into a tube for half their length; stamens 3 long, 2 short.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Stackhousiaceae. 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      Celastrales
family       Celastraceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Stackhousia monogyna Labill.