Description: Dioecious shrubs.
Leaves alternate, scale-like, caducous.
Male flowers sessile in short axillary spikes; tepals 4 or 5, slightly thickened at the apex, opening widely; style obsolete. Female flowers solitary, axillary, sessile, with short staminodes; ovary inferior, stigma sessile, distinctly lobed. Disc ± conspicuous in both sexes, almost flat without distinct lobes.
Drupe globose, fleshy with a thin mesocarp, sessile, crowned by the persistent tepals.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 sp., endemic Aust.
Text by B. Wiecek
|One species in NSW: Omphacomeria acerba|