A genus of trees and shrubs that have simple, alternate, often pendulous, glandular leaves. The flowers, held in terminal panicles, are small and creamy-yellow in colour. The 5 sepals are united at the base, the 5 petals star-like or cup-shaped, and the 5 stamens are spreading. The fruit is a carpel with 5 seeds. G. parviflora (wilga) is often cultivated. It is a small, bushy tree with long, narrow, linear, greenish-grey leaves. There are 7 species, found in New Guinea, Australia, and New Caledonia.
Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.