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Genus Neisosperma Family Apocynaceae

Description: Trees or shrubs, with milky latex.

Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, secondary veins ± transverse, numerous.

Flowers in cymes, glands absent. Corolla with a narrow, cylindrical tube; lobes overlapping to left in bud. Stamens enclosed in the tube, free from the style head. Ovary of 2 distinct carpels united by the style; ovules few.

Fruit a pair of bright red, glossy drupes (sometimes only 1 developing); endocarp thick, hard, nearly smooth, cavities absent; seed 1, flattened.


Flower
Photo L. von Richter

Fruit
Photo L. von Richter

Distribution and occurrence: World: 18 spp., Seychelles to N.G., Aust., N.Cal., Polynesia, & north to Ryukyu Is. Aust.: 3 spp. (2 spp. endemic), Qld, N.S.W.

Text by G. J. Harden & J. B. Williams
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Neisosperma poweri

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