Fabaceae tribe Mirbelieae



Mirbelia Sm. (1805), Ann. Bot. (Koenig & Sims) 2, 511.

32 spp.
In honour of Charles de Mirbel (1776-1854), plant physiologist at the Museum of Paris.
Australia, mainly in the south-east and south-west.
Sclerophyll communities: eucalypt forest, woodland and heath, mostly on sandy and skeletal soils.
Crisp & J.M.Taylor (1987), J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 10, 131-143; M.F.Porteners (1991), Fl. New South Wales 2, 465-467; B.J.Grieve (1998), How to Know Western Australian Wildflowers, ed. 2, 2, 345-350.
Shrubs closely related to Oxylobium and Chorizema within the multiple embyro-sac group; diagnosed by a late-developing dissepiment in the ovary and pod, but possibly not monophyletic. Under revision by M. D. Crisp (GAUBA).

© M. Crisp

Mirbelia platylobioides, © M. Crisp

Mirbelia baueri, © M. Crisp

Mirbelia dilatata, © M. Crisp


Mirbelia rubiifolia, © M. Crisp


Mirbelia spinosa, © M. Crisp

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