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Genus Scolopia Family Salicaceae

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.


Fruit

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Photo T.M. Tame

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

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