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Genus Geissois Family Cunoniaceae

Description: Trees.

Leaves palmately compound, leaflets 3–5, margins toothed or entire; stipules conspicuous on young shoots, 4 at each node, often shed early.

Flowers in axillary racemes, often paniculate. Sepals 4 or 5, fused at the base. Petals absent. Stamens numerous. Ovary superior, 2-locular; ovules numerous.

Fruit a septicidally dehiscent capsule.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 20 species, Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji. Australia: 2 species (endemic), Qld, N.S.W.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Geissois benthamiana

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