Description: Trees or shrubs, stellate-tomentose.
Leaves alternate, entire or toothed; stipules shed early.
Flowers in axillary cymes, often 2 or 3 in an axil; flowers unisexual or bisexual. Sepals free. Petals pouched. Stamens numerous, borne on elongated receptacle. Ovary 2-locular; 2 ovules in each loculus; style simple.
Fruit drupaceous, becoming hard on drying, 2-lobed, each lobe divided and containing a seed; fruit often remaining on branches after leaves have fallen.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 150 species Africa, South-East Asia to Australia. Australia: 12 species, Qld, N.S.W., N.T., W.A., chiefly tropical
Text by G. J. Harden
|One species in NSW: Grewia latifolia|