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Genus Casearia Family Salicaceae

Description: Trees or shrubs.

Leaves alternate, usually 2-ranked, toothed, crenate or entire, translucent dots and streaks often present; stipules small, shed early.

Flowers bisexual, axillary, mostly clustered, sometimes reduced to a solitary flower. Calyx 5-lobed. Petals absent. Stamens 5–12.

Fruit a capsule, usually 3-valved.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 160 species, tropical & subtropical regions; Australia: c. 7 species, Qld, N.S.W.

Casearia was previously placed in the now synonymised family Flacourtiaceae.

Text by G.J. Harden, Flora of New South Wales Vol. 1: 430-432 (1990), in Flacourtiaceae
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (accessed May 2017)

One species in NSW: Casearia multinervosa

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