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Genus Sarcopetalum Family Menispermaceae

Description: Woody climbers.

Leaves palmately veined.

Inflorescences racemose, cauliflorous. Sepals 2–5. Petals 2–6, fleshy, usually longer than sepals. Male flowers with stamens united into a column, divided at apex into 2 or 3 short horizontal lobes each bearing 2-locular anthers. Female flowers with 3–6 carpels.

Drupes flattened, stylar scar near base.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, New Guinea & Australia. Australia: 1 species

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Sarcopetalum harveyanum

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