5587.000 Backhousia Hook. & Harv.

Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D., Carolin, R.C. & Tindale, M. (1994) Flora of the Sydney Region 4th edition, Griffin Press Ltd., Netley, South Australia

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs with pubescent young branches. Leaves ovate to lanceolate, opposite. Flowers in cymes. Floral tube campanulate, continued well above the ovary. Sepals 4-5, persistent, petaloid, greenish or whiteish. Petals ± persistent. Stamens numerous, free, arranged in several whorls. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit dry with a persistent calyx.

Derivation of name: After James Backhouse (1794-1869), botanist and missionary for the Quaker Church in Australia

Worldwide: 13 species native to wet forests of Australia, also occurring in dry forests in eastern Australia

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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citriodora F. Muell.

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External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Backhousia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Backhousia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Backhousia
Wikipedia: Backhousia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Backhousia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Backhousia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Backhousia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1881, retrieved 3 October 2022

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