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Genus Palmeria Family Monimiaceae

Description: Woody climbers or scandent shrubs, dioecious.

Leaves entire or almost so.

Flowers small, unisexual, in axillary racemes. Male flowers with hemispherical perianth with 5 lobes; anthers numerous, ± sessile. Female flowers with globose perianth, lobes absent; carpels several, glabrous, with styles protruding through orifice of perianth.

Fruiting perianth enlarged, fleshy, at length splitting and revealing drupaceous fruit.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 20 species, Malesia, Australia. Australia: 3 species (endemic), Qld, N.S.W.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Palmeria scandens

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