Description: Woody climbers, shrubs or trees.
Leaves alternate, imparipinnate; stipules and stipels present.
Inflorescences usually terminal, racemose or paniculate; bracts and bracteoles caducous. Calyx tube broad, truncate or shortly toothed. Stamens diadelphous or sometimes upper free filament united with others into a closed sheath in upper half; anthers uniform. Style inflexed.
Pods woody, sometimes tardily dehiscent, ± constricted between seeds; seeds 1–8, globose, reniform or ovoid, arillate.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 19 spp., C Asia to Aust. Aust.: 3 spp. (2 spp. endemic), Qld, N.S.W.
Text by G.J. Harden
| ||Key to the species|| |
|1||Leaflets blunt or shortly retuse at apex; pedicels <2 times as long as calyx; seeds c. 15 mm diam., orange.||Callerya australis|
|Leaflets acuminate at apex; pedicels 2–4 times as long as calyx; seeds >20 mm diam., brown.||Callerya megasperma|