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Genus Aristotelia Family Elaeocarpaceae

Description: Small trees or shrubs.

Leaves opposite, simple, margins toothed; stipules minute.

Inflorescence variable. Flowers bisexual [or unisexual], 4- or 5-merous. Disc present. Stamens 4–15, dehiscing by 2 subapical lateral slits. Ovary 2–4-locular; ovules 2 per loculus.

Fruit a berry.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 5 species Australia, New Zealand, Chile & Peru. Australia: 2 species, N.S.W., Vic., Tas.

Text by C. Gardner & L. Murray
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Aristotelia australasica

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