List by family

 


Family

Plant Group

Genera

Species

Ranunculaceae

Herbs or climbers, leaves spirally arranged, lacking stipules, often dissected. Flowers usually hermaphroditic and actinomorphic. Perianth undifferentiated, or may have corolla of nectaries, stamens numerous, carpels free, fruit achenes.

Image of Ranunculus amphitrichus Image: Mary Ellis

Dicotyledon

Clematis

Climbers, leaves simple or 1-3 times divided, leaflets ovate or lanceolate; flowers in axillary panicles, flowers of 4-8 segments, fruit an achene with a long tail bearing silky plumes.

Ranunculus

Annual or perennial herbs, creeping, rhizomatous stoloniferous or clumping. Leaves are lobed or pinnately divided. Flowers are solitary and axillary and often on long stalks, sepals 3-5, petals 3-many in whorls, white or yellow, glossy, nectary near upper base, stamens many, carpels free, fruit an achene with beak-like persistent style.

Restionaceae

Scales enfolding rush-like stems, flowers with two rings of scale-like perianth segments.

Image of Hypolaena fastigiata Image: Mike Bayly

Monocotyledon

Rhamnaceae

Shrubs or trees with small abundant starry heath-like flowers, white or yellow, rarely pink or red, often without petals.

Image of Spyridium parvifolium Image: Mary Ellis

Dicotyledon

Rosaceae

Leaves may be simple or compound and usually have stipules. Flowers have an expanded receptacle with numerous stamens.

Image of Acaena novae-zelandiae Image: Gill Brown

Dicotyledon

Rubiaceae

Trees, shrubs or herbs with simple leaves in pairs or whorls. Flowers are either bisexual or unisexual and corolla is in a tube. Stamens are joined to petals at the base.

Image of Coprosma quadrifida Image: Mary Ellis

Dicotyledon

Rutaceae

Trees or shrubs with alternate glandular aromatic leaves that are simple or compound. Flowers are bisexual and regular with four or five sepals and four or five petals. Stamens may be double or treble the number of petals, ovary is superior.

Image of Correa reflexa Image: David Meagher

Dicotyledon

Boronia

Dwarf bushy shrubs, leaves strong-smelling, flowers pink or white, petals four, star-like, stamens eight.

Correa

Dwarf shrubs with spreading undivided aromatic leaves in pairs, petals four.