Classification
 Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Tetrachondraceae
 Description

Fls axillary, solitary, 4-merous. Calyx deeply 4-fid, persistent; corolla subrotate, a little > calyx, with very short tube and 4 lobes imbricate in bud. Stamens 4, inserted between corolla-lobes; anthers 2-celled, dorsi-fixed. Ovary 4-lobed to base; style long, gynobasic. Fr. of 4 setulose nutlets rounded at back and apex; seed erect, embryo cylindric, endosperm cop. Minute creeping herbs with opp. lvs. For a discussion of their claim to family rank see Skottsberg (Engl. Bot. Jb. 48, 1912, 17–26).

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

 Biostatus
Number of species in New Zealand within Tetrachondraceae
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Endemic)1
Total1
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.