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Bellendena R.Br., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 166 (1810); named in honour of John Bellenden Ker (1764–1842), a Scottish botanist

Type: Bellendena montana R.Br.

Shrubs. Leaves alternate, entire or imparipinnately to bipinnately lobed in distal half. Inflorescence terminal to subterminal. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual, pedicellate. Tepals free. Stamens free; anthers introrse; connective protruding shortly beyond loculi. Gynoecium slightly shorter than stamens, glabrous; ovary shortly stipitate; stigma simple. Fruit flat, spathulate in outline, attenuate at base; style eccentric due to differential growth of ventral and dorsal fruit margins. 

A monospecific genus, endemic in Australia. 

C.Venkata Rao, Studies in the Proteaceae 1. Tribe Persoonieae, Proc. Natl Inst. Sci. India 26B: 300–337 (1960); J.W.Wrigley & M.Fagg, Banksias, Waratahs & Grevilleas 122–123 (1989).



Data derived from Flora of Australia Volumes 16 (1995), 17A (2000) and 17B (1999), products of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia