Description: Arborescent, the stems enlarged at the base, leaf scars often prominent.
Leaves pinnately divided; leaf bases sheathing, not persistent on trunk.
Inflorescence divided into numerous pendent spikes; spathe 2-valved. Flowers unisexual, usually 3 together, sessile, purple, the lateral ones male, the central one female. Perianth 3-merous. Ovary 1-locular.
Fruit globose, pink to red; pericarp fleshy.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 3 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Qld & N.S.W.
Text by A. K. Brooks