Commemorating Corneille de Bruin, late 18th century Dutch traveller in the Levant.
Shrubs or subshrubs with branches more or less erect. Leaves mostly crowded and overlapping, stalkless or with short stalks. Flower clusters arranged in a terminal, flat-topped group of dense-bracted heads. Flowers small. Petals free. Stamens protruding and of unequal length. Ovary more or less 2-chambered, each chamber with 1-2 ovules; styles 2, free. Fruit mostly 2-seeded.
7 species from S Africa.
Source: (2002). Bruniaceae. In: . 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.