PlantNET Home PlantNET Home | Search NSW Flora | Contact Us  
FloraOnline
Introduction
Plant Name Search
Index Search
Spatial Search
Identification Keys
Classification
Glossary
HerbLink (Type Images)
WeedAlert
Other PlantNET Sites
Other Data Sources
NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE Printable Page

Genus Cleistanthus Family Phyllanthaceae

Description: Trees or shrubs, monoecious.

Leaves alternate, entire; shortly petiolate.

Flowers in axillary clusters or in leafless spikes. Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 5. Male flowers with 5 stamens, filaments basally united into a column borne on a disc; ovary aborted but style mostly present. Female flowers with a 3-locular ovary; 2 ovules in each loculus; styles bifid.

Capsule 3-lobed, separating into three 2-valved portions.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 140 species, Africa, Asia to SW Pacific. Australia: 9 species, Qld, N.S.W., N.T.

Formerly placed in Euphorbiaceae.

Text by T.A. James & G.J. Harden, Flora of New South Wales Vol. 1: 393 (1990), in Euphorbiaceae
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (accessed May 2017)

One species in NSW: Cleistanthus cunninghamii

  Privacy | Copyright | Disclaimer | About PlantNET | Cite PlantNET