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Thryptomene saxicola (White Flower Form)
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Chamelaucieae
Synonyms [1] [2]
  • GomphotisRaf.
  • AstraeaSchauer 1843, illegitimate homonym, not Klotzsch 1841 (Euphorbiaceae)
  • ParyphanthaSchauer
  • TryptomeneWalp.
  • BucheriaHeynh.
  • TyptomeneF.Muell.
  • TryptomeneF.Muell.

Thryptomene is a genus of small shrubs in the family Myrtaceae described as a genus in 1838. [2] [3] The entire genus is endemic to Australia. [1] [4]

A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.

Myrtaceae family of plants

Myrtaceae or the myrtle family is a family of dicotyledonous plants placed within the order Myrtales. Myrtle, pohutukawa, bay rum tree, clove, guava, acca (feijoa), allspice, and eucalyptus are some notable members of this group. All species are woody, contain essential oils, and have flower parts in multiples of four or five. The leaves are evergreen, alternate to mostly opposite, simple, and usually entire. The flowers have a base number of five petals, though in several genera the petals are minute or absent. The stamens are usually very conspicuous, brightly coloured and numerous.

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

Species [1]
  1. Thryptomene australis Endl. - Hook-leaf thryptomene
  2. Thryptomene baeckeacea F.Muell.
  3. Thryptomene biseriata J.W.Green
  4. Thryptomene caduca Rye & Trudgen
  5. Thryptomene calciola Rye
  6. Thryptomene calycina (Lindl.) - Grampians thryptomene
  7. Thryptomene costata Rye & Trudgen
  8. Thryptomene cuspidata (Turcz.)
  9. Thryptomene dampieri Rye
  10. Thryptomene decussata (W.Fitzg.) J.W.Green
  11. Thryptomene denticulata (F.Muell.) Benth.
  12. Thryptomene duplicata Rye & Trudgen
  13. Thryptomene elliottii F.Muell.
  14. Thryptomene eremaea Rye & Trudgen
  15. Thryptomene ericaea F.Muell.
  16. Thryptomene globifera Rye
  17. Thryptomene hexandra C.T.White
  18. Thryptomene hubbardii Rye & Trudgen
  19. Thryptomene hyporhytis Turcz.
  20. Thryptomene johnsonii F.Muell.
  21. Thryptomene kochii E.Pritz.
  22. Thryptomene longifolia J.W.Green
  23. Thryptomene micrantha Hook.f.
  24. Thryptomene mucronulata Turcz.
  25. Thryptomene naviculata J.W.Green
  26. Thryptomene nealensis J.W.Green
  27. Thryptomene nitida Rye & Trudgen
  28. Thryptomene oligandra F.Muell.
  29. Thryptomene orbiculata Rye & Trudgen
  30. Thryptomene parviflora (Benth.) Domin
  31. Thryptomene pinifolia Rye & Trudgen
  32. Thryptomene podantha Rye & Trudgen
  33. Thryptomene racemulosa Turcz.
  34. Thryptomene repens Rye & Trudgen
  35. Thryptomene remota A.R.Bean
  36. Thryptomene salina Rye & Trudgen
  37. Thryptomene saxicola (Hook.) Schauer - Rock thryptomene
  38. Thryptomene shirleyae Rye
  39. Thryptomene spicata Rye & Trudgen
  40. Thryptomene stapfii Rye & Trudgen
  41. Thryptomene stenophylla E.Pritz.
  42. Thryptomene striata Rye & Trudgen
  43. Thryptomene strongylophylla Benth.
  44. Thryptomene urceolaris F.Muell.
  45. Thryptomene velutina Rye & Trudgen
  46. Thryptomene wannooensis Rye
  47. Thryptomene wittweri J.W.Green

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  9. Malleostemon peltiger(S.Moore) J.W.Green
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  11. Malleostemon roseus(E.Pritz.) J.W.Green
  12. Malleostemon tuberculatus(E.Pritz.) J.W.Green
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