|Thryptomene saxicola (white flower form)|
|Genus:|| Thryptomene |
Thryptomene is a genus of flowering plants in the family Myrtaceae and is endemic to Australia. Plants in the genus Thryptomene are shrubs with small leaves arranged in opposite pairs and white or pink flowers. About forty-seven species of Thryptomene, occurring in all Australian states and the Northern Territory, have been formally described.
Plants in the genus Thryptomene are erect, slender shrubs typically growing to a height of 0.5–2.5 m (1 ft 8 in–8 ft 2 in) with small leaves arranged in opposite pairs with oil glands especially visible on the lower surface. The flowers are usually arranged singly or in pairs in leaf axils, and usually have five sepals, five white or pink petals and five, rarely ten or fifteen stamens. The fruit is a nut usually containing a single seed.
The genus Thryptomene was first formally described in 1838 by Stephan Ladislaus Endlicher in Stirpium Australasicarum Herbarii Hugeliani Decades Tres, published in the journal Annalen des Wiener Museums der Naturgeschichte and the first species described was Thryptomene australis .The name Thryptomene means "made small".
The following is a list of Thrypomene species accepted by the Australian Plant Census as of April 2021:
Thryptomene saxicola has been cultivated for many years as a hardy garden plant and along with T. calycina is popular in the cut-flower trade.
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Prostanthera, commonly known as mintbush or mint bush, is a genus of about 100 species of flowering plants in the mint family Lamiaceae, and all are endemic to Australia. Plants are usually shrubs, rarely trees with leaves in opposite pairs. The flowers are arranged in panicles in the leaf axils or on the ends of branchlets. The sepals are joined at the base with two lobes. The petals are usually blue to purple or white, joined in a tube with two "lips", the lower lip with three lobes and the upper lip with two lobes or notched.
Kunzea is a genus of plants in the family Myrtaceae and is endemic to Australasia. They are shrubs, sometimes small trees and usually have small, crowded, rather aromatic leaves. The flowers are similar to those of plants in the genus Leptospermum but differ in having stamens that are longer than the petals. Most kunzeas are endemic to Western Australia but a few occur in eastern Australia and a few are found in New Zealand. The taxonomy of the genus is not settled and is complicated by the existence of a number of hybrids.
Dampiera is a genus of about 70 species of flowering plants in the family Goodeniaceae, all of which are endemic to Australia. Plants in the genus Dampiera are subshrubs or herbs with sessile leaves, flowers with five small sepals and blue, violet or pink, rarely white, two-lipped flowers.
Jacksonia is a genus of about forty, mostly leafless broom-like shrubs or small trees in the flowering plant family Fabaceae. The genus is endemic to Australia and species occur in a range of habitats in all Australian states except South Australia.
Phebalium is a genus of thirty species of shrubs or small trees in the family Rutaceae and is endemic to Australia. The leaves are arranged alternately, simple and often warty, the flowers arranged singly or in umbels on the ends of branchlets or in leaf axils, usually with five sepals, five petals and ten stamens. There are about thirty species and they are found in all Australian states but not in the Northern Territory.
Micromyrtus is a genus of shrubs, in the family Myrtaceae, described as a genus in 1865. The entire genus is endemic to Australia.
Bossiaea is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family Fabaceae, consisting of about 70 species which are native to Australia. The genus is named in honour of Joseph Hugues Boissieu La Martinière, a botanist on La Pérouse's expedition to Australia.
Trachymene is a genus of herbs in the family Araliaceae. The species are native to Australia, Malesia, New Caledonia and Fiji.
Daviesia, commonly known as Bitter-peas, is a large genus of flowering plants in the legume family. They are native to Australia, with a centre of diversity in Western Australia.
Spyridium is a genus of plants in the family Rhamnaceae. It includes about 30 species found in southern Australia.
Rulingia is a genus of flowering plants native to Australia and Madagascar. In 2011, all species were transferred to Commersonia with the exception of Rulingia cuneata, R. loxophylla, R.luteiflora and R. procumbens which have been transferred to the new genus Androcalva.
Chamelaucieae is a tribe of flowering plants within the family Myrtaceae, mostly from Australia, with a few species in New Caledonia and south-east Asia.
Grevillea integrifolia, commonly known as entire-leaved grevillea, is a shrub that is endemic to the south west of Western Australia.
Aluta is a genus of small shrubs in the family Myrtaceae. Species occur in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. When the genus was erected in 2000, three species were transferred from the genus Thryptomene.
Rinzia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Myrtaceae. The genus was first formally described in 1843 and reinstated and revised in 1986. The entire genus is endemic to Western Australia.
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Conospermum huegelii, commonly known as the slender smokebush, is a plant endemic to Western Australia.
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