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Genus Eucryphia Family Cunoniaceae

Description: Shrubs or trees, terminal buds sticky-resinous.

Leaves opposite, simple or pinnate; stipules small, interpetiolar, shed early.

Flowers solitary or a few clustered together in upper axils, actinomorphic, bisexual. Sepals usually 4, coherent at the tips and falling as a calyptra. Petals 4. Stamens numerous, filaments slender, anthers versatile, Ovary superior, carpels 4–14, fused except for the styles.

Fruit ± woody, a septicidal capsule topped by persistent styles; seeds few, winged.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 6 species, Australia & Chile. Australia: 4 species (endemic), 1 species Qld, 1 species N.S.W. & Vic., 2 species Tas.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Stipules lanceolate, 12–15 mm long: leaflets 1–3, tips acute to acuminateEucryphia jinksii
Stipules ovate, 2.5–3 mm long; leaflets 1–13, tips mucronateEucryphia moorei

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