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Genus Choricarpia Family Myrtaceae

Description: Trees, young stems ± 4-angled.

Leaves opposite, oil glands ± dense and usually conspicuous; petiolate.

Inflorescences dense, globose heads, many-flowered but flowers ± free from each other; pedunculate, often more than one per axil, borne on a short lateral axis. Flowers 4- or 5-merous. Sepals small. Petals minute or absent. Stamens numerous, free, in 1 row. Ovary half-inferior, 2-locular; ovules solitary in each loculus, basal; style long, stigma not dilated.

Fruit thin-walled, indehiscent, crowded in dense globose heads with ± persistent stamens; seeds ovoid.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Qld, N.S.W.

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Peduncles 15–30 mm long; stamens 4–8 mm long, more or less glabrousChoricarpia leptopetala
Peduncles 4–10 mm long; stamens 2–4 mm long, tomentoseChoricarpia subargentea

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