Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Sparrmannia L.f., Suppl. Pl. 41 (1782 [1781]) – as Sparmannia
 Description

Shrubs or small trees, densely hairy, the hairs often stellate.  Bark tough and stringy.  Lvs cordate, serrate or dentate to deeply palmately lobed. Stipules filiform, persistent.  Fls in terminal or lf-opposed umbel-like cymes in upper axils, bracteate, ☿.  Sepals 4, with simple or stellate hairs.  Petals 4, white, crumpled in bud.  Stamens numerous, < petals; outer stamens sensitive to touch, lacking anthers, with undulate to moniliform filaments;  inner stamens with anthers, the filaments sometimes moniliform and sensitive to touch.  Ovary incompletely 4–(5)-locular;  ovules numerous in each loculus;  stigma toothed or simple.  Fr. capsular, ± globose, 4–(5)-valved, loculicidal, with abundant, rigid, hairy bristles.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species in New Zealand within Sparrmannia L.f.
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Total1
 Bibliography
Linnaeus, C. von f. 1782: Supplementum Plantarum. Orphanotrophe, Brunswig.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.