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Genus Ceratopetalum Family Cunoniaceae

Description: Shrubs or trees, glabrous.

Leaves 1- or 3-foliolate; stipules triangular, falling early, scars visible at lower nodes.

Inflorescences terminal, cymose, much branched. Calyx lobes 4 or 5, persistent and enlarging during fruit formation. Petals 4 or 5, small or absent. Stamens 10, perigynous; anthers small, connective produced into a recurved appendage. Ovary half-inferior, 2-locular; 4 ovules in each loculus.

Nut 1-seeded, small, surrounded by the enlarged persistent calyx coloured pink to bright red.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 6 species, New Guinea & Australia. Australia: 6 species (5 species endemic), Qld, N.S.W.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Leaves 3-foliolateCeratopetalum gummiferum
Leaves 1-foliolate, apparently simple but lamina articulate on petioleCeratopetalum apetalum

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