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Genus Tragia Family Euphorbiaceae

Description: Twining or climbing perennials; monoecious.

Leaves alternate, toothed, 3- or 5-veined at base.

Inflorescence a terminal raceme, often appearing leaf-opposed or axillary. Male flowers with perianth of 3–5 segments; stamens few to many. Female flowers at base of racemes; perianth usually of 6 segments, styles 3; united at base.

Capsule 3-lobed.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 100 species, tropical & subtropical regions. Australia: 1 species (endemic).

Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Tragia novae-hollandiae

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