Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Stylidium Sw. ex Willd. (1806), nom. cons.
  • = Oreostylidium Berggr. (1877)

Fls solitary, peduncled. Calyx 2-lipped; lower 2-, upper 3-fid. Corolla subregular, campanulate; throat nude, limb deeply 5-fid; lobes ± equal, patent. Glands of disk hemispheric. Column erect, included; anthers didymous, 4-celled, 4-lobed. Stigma at anther level, lobes obtuse. Ovary 2-celled at base; ovules ∞, funicle long. Capsule somewhat woody, at length irregularly rupturing; seeds obovoid, funicle distinct, testa lax. Rosette stoloniferous herb. Genus of 1 known sp. endemio to N.Z.

[From:  Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1. as Oreostylidium]

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Stylidium Sw. ex Willd.
Indigenous (Endemic)1
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