Description: Trees; terminal buds covered with scales; stems and petioles exude a clear reddish sap when cut.
Leaves opposite along branchlets, crowded into false whorls of 4 at the end of the branchlets, venation conspicuous.
Inflorescences axillary, 7-flowered dichasia, flowers sessile and fused at base; peduncles relatively long. Flowers 4- to 5-merous, white. Sepals small. Petals free. Stamens numerous, free. Ovary inferior, 3-locular; stigma capitate.
Fruit a capsule; fruiting hypanthia from each dichasium fused to form a woody, multiple fruit; seeds linear.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Qld, N.S.W.
Text by Peter G. Wilson