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Genus Deeringia Family Amaranthaceae

Description: Woody climbers.

Leaves alternate.

Flowers unisexual or bisexual, sessile, in spikes arranged in terminal or axillary panicles. Bracts small and papery. Perianth segments 5, free. Stamens 5, filaments united at the base. Ovary superior, 1-locular; styles 3.

Fruit a berry, 1-locular, many-seeded.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 12 species, Madagascar, Malesia & Australia. Australia: 2 species, Qld, N.S.W.

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Stems and leaves pubescent, especially when young; seeds colliculate, less than 1 mm longDeeringia arborescens
Stems and leaves glabrous; seeds smooth, 1.0–1.2 mm longDeeringia amaranthoides

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