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Genus Monococcus Family Phytolaccaceae

Description: Shrubs, monoecious or dioecious.

Inflorescence a terminal or axillary raceme. Flowers generally unisexual, shortly pedicellate, in the axils of 2 bracts. Perianth segments 4. Stamens 10–20. Carpel solitary.

Fruit an achene, covered with hooked bristles.


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

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Monococcus echinophorus

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