Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Aphanes L., Sp. Pl. 123 (1753)
 Description

Short-stemmed, hairy, annual herbs;  branches often ± decumbent.  Lvs mostly cauline, 3-partite, with each segment usually divided into several lobes;  stipules broad, clasping, 5–7-lobed, adnate to petiole, persistent. Infl. of numerous, axillary, 5–15-flowered cymes forming glomerules, < to slightly > stipules.  Fls 4–5-merous, small, greenish to yellowish, subsessile or pedicellate, ☿.  Hypanthium urceolate to turbinate.  Epicalyx present or 0.  Calyx with 4–5, triangular sepals.  Petals 0.  Stamens 1–(2), inserted on inner margin of hypanthium disc.  Ovary superior, surrounded by the deep hypanthium;  carpel 1;  style 1;  ovule 1.  Fr. a single achene enclosed in the thin, dry hypanthium.

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

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species in New Zealand within Aphanes L.
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Fully Naturalised3
Total3
 Bibliography
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.