Description: Trees or shrubs, often spinose.
Leaves alternate, toothed, crenate or entire; stipules minute.
Flowers bisexual, usually in axillary racemes. Sepals usually 4–6, fused at base. Petals as many as sepals, similar in shape. Disc present or absent. Stamens numerous.
Fruit a berry, floral parts persistent at base.
Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 40 species, subtropical Africa, Asia, Malesia, Australia. Australia: 1 species (endemic).
Scolopia was previously placed in the, now synonymised, family Flacourtiaceae.
Text by G.J. Harden, Flora of New South Wales Vol. 1: 430-431 (1990), in Flacourtiaceae
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (accessed May 2017)
|One species in NSW: Scolopia braunii|