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Genus Claoxylon Family Euphorbiaceae

Description: Trees or shrubs, usually dioecious.

Leaves alternate, entire or toothed, pinnately veined.

Flowers small, in terminal racemes; females solitary, males clustered together. Perianth of 3 or 4 segments. Male flowers with numerous stamens on a central disc. Female flowers with short styles, free or united at base.

Capsule 3-lobed.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 80 species, Madagascar, India, Malesia, Australia. Australia: 4 species, Qld, N.S.W.

Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Claoxylon australe

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