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Genus Alchornea Family Euphorbiaceae

Description: Shrubs or small trees, mostly dioecious.

Leaves alternate, margins with spinose teeth; shortly petiolate.

Flowers usually in short axillary spikes, several males clustered together, females usually solitary. Perianth segments 4, 1–1.5 mm long. Stamens 8. Stigmas 3; ovules 1 per loculus.

Capsule 3-lobed.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 70 species, tropical regions. Australia: 3 species, Qld, N.S.W.

Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Alchornea ilicifolia

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