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Genus Castanospora Family Sapindaceae

Description: Trees, often polygamous, branchlets hairy.

Leaves alternate, paripinnate, leaflets alternate to opposite, rachis ending in a spur.

Inflorescences thyrsiform. Flowers bisexual and/or unisexual. Calyx shortly cupular, lobed. Petals 5, shortly clawed; scales 2, hairy, crestless. Stamens 8; filaments hairy. Disc cupular. Ovary 2-locular, 1 ovule per loculus.

Fruit depressed-globose, indehiscent, pericarp fleshy; seeds subglobose, aril absent.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, endemic Australia. Australia: 1 species, endemic.

Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Castanospora alphandii

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