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Genus Hedycarya Family Monimiaceae

Description: Shrubs or trees, dioecious.

Leaves toothed to entire.

Flowers unisexual, in short, axillary raceme-like cymes or panicles. Receptacle flat to globose. Perianth segments 6–10, inflexed. Male flowers with numerous stamens, anthers ± sessile. Female flowers with numerous carpels.

Fruiting carpels drupaceous, crowded.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 25 species South-East Asia to Pac.Is, New Zealand, Australia. Australia: 2 species (endemic), Qld, N.S.W., Vic., Tas.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Hedycarya angustifolia

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