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Genus Euroschinus Family Anacardiaceae

Description: Evergreen trees, polygamous.

Leaves alternate, mostly paripinnate; leaflets alternate to opposite, entire.

Inflorescences terminal or in upper axils, panicles. Flowers usually 5-merous, unisexual and bisexual. Calyx lobes usually 5. Petals mostly 5, imbricate. Stamens mostly 10, inserted below margin of disc; staminodes present in female flowers. Disc cupular, 10-lobed and supporting a sterile ovary in males, shallowly cupular and supporting ovary in females. Ovary 1-locular, ovule 1.

Drupe 1-locular; exocarp membranous; mesocarp spongy with numerous resin cells; endocarp thin cartilaginous, compressed.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 6 species, Pacific. Australia: 1 species

Text by M. J. Taylor
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Euroschinus falcatus

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