Subordinate Taxa
Fls solitary or in few-fld cymes, axillary; calyx and corolla 5-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous, exserted; anthers 1-celled; styles unequally bifid. Ovary 2-loculed, 4-lobed; ovules 1 per lobe, pend. Fr. dry, 4-lobed, 4-seeded, invested by persistent calyx, separating into 4 cocci. Softly wooded ± virgate shrubs with 4-angled branchlets and opp., simple lvs. Genus of 1 sp., endemic to N.Z.
[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]
Indigenous (Endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Teucridium Hook.f.
Indigenous (Endemic)1
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