Atherosperma

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Family

  • Atherospermataceae

Species in genus

Glossary

family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).
gynoecium
The female sex organs in a flower (e.g. carpels).
included
(botanical) Contained within another part or organ.
perianth
Calyx and corolla. Term used especially when petals and sepals are not easily distinguished from each other.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.
whorl
Arrangement of three or more organs (leaves flowers) around a central axis. whorled Arranged in a whorl.

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A genus of one species, native to Australia. The family to which it belongs was formerly included in Monimiaceae and like that family has its main development in the southern hemisphere; it is also found in the W. African tropics, but is fairly closely allied to the Calycanthaceae of N. America and E. Asia, and more distantly to the magnolia and laurel families. The perianth in Atherosperma, as in other members of the family, is not divided into sepals and petals but consists of a single undifferentiated whorl of ‘tepals’, and the gynoecium consists of a number of distinct pistils, each with its own style. The family Atherospermataceae is otherwise represented outdoors in British gardens only by the genus Laurelia.

From the Supplement (Vol.V)

The flowering time of A. moschatum in cultivation is February or March.

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