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Genus Synoum Family Meliaceae

Description: Small trees, evergreen, indumentum of simple hairs.

Leaves alternate, imparipinnate.

Inflorescences axillary, short panicles. Flowers bisexual, usually 4- or rarely 5-merous. Calyx short, deeply lobed. Petals free. Stamens usually 8, staminal tube cupular, apex irregularly and shallowly lobed; anthers inserted towards top of tube. Ovary 2- or 3-locular; ovules 2 per loculus.

Fruit a 2- or 3-valved loculicidal capsule; each loculus usually 2-seeded; seeds partly surrounded by a common fleshy aril.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Qld, N.S.W.

Text by M. J. Taylor & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Synoum glandulosum

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