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Genus Omphacomeria Family Santalaceae

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.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 sp., endemic Aust.

Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Omphacomeria acerba

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