Description: Small trees, monoecious or dioecious; saponin present in most parts.
Leaves paripinnate; leaflets usually subopposite, margins toothed to entire.
Flowers in panicles, axillary but clustered at end of branches. Flowers mostly unisexual. Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 5, scales 2 broad-crested. Stamens 7–9. Disc complete. Ovary 3- or 4-locular; ovule 1 per loculus.
Fruit a capsule, subglobose to ovoid, loculicidally dehiscent; aril small, cupular.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 4 species, Moluccas, New Guinea, Australia. Australia: 3 species (endemic), Qld, N.S.W.
Text by G.J. Harden
|One species in NSW: Jagera pseudorhus|