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Musgravea F.Muell., Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales Ser. 2, 5: 186 (1890); named after Sir Anthony Musgrave, Governor of Queensland (1883–1888)

Type: Musgravea stenostachya F.Muell.

Trees. Leaves alternate. Conflorescence raceme-like or paniculately branched, ±erect, terminal and axillary. Flowers bisexual or male, slightly zygomorphic, paired, sessile on a common peduncle; common and floral bracts present at anthesis. Tepals valvate, coiled and reflexed at anthesis, dilated at apex, densely pubescent abaxially, sparsely so adaxially. Hypogynous glands 3, linear-subulate. Stamens 4; anthers bilocular, basifixed, dehiscing by longitudinal slits. Ovary sessile; ovules 1 or 2; style linear, subulate; pollen presenter filiform to cylindrical-clavate; stigmatic surface terminal. Fruit a 1- or 2-seeded follicle. Seeds flat, elliptic-ovate, with a marginal wing. n = 14; L.A.S.Johnson & B.G.Briggs, Austral. J. Bot. 11: 24 (1963). 

A genus of two species confined to north-eastern Qld. 

F.M.Bailey, Queensland Fl. 4: 1353 (1901); W.D.Francis, Austral. Rain-forest Trees 4th edn, 394 (1982); J.W.Wrigley & M.Fagg, Banksias, Waratahs & Grevilleas 460–462 (1989).

Conflorescence more than 12 cm long; fruits 7.5–8.5 cm long


Conflorescence less than 12 cm long; fruits 4.4–7 cm long



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