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Genus Triadica Family Euphorbiaceae

Description: Deciduous trees or shrubs, monoecious or sometimes dioecious, glabrous, with white latex.

Leaves alternate or near-opposite, simple; lamina entire [or serrate], with venation pinnate; petiole with 1 or 2 glands present at apex; stipules present.

Inflorescences terminal or axillary, spike-like or raceme-like thyrses, sometimes branched, bisexual (pistillate flowers proximal, staminate flowers distal) or staminate; bracts with 2 glands at base.

Fruit a globose capsule, usually 3-celled. Seeds ecarunculate, usually covered by waxy aril.


Distribution and occurrence: Native to Asia. World: 3 species; Australia: 1 species naturalised in N.S.W. and Qld.

Text by (compiled) P.G. Kodela, May 2017, based on K.J. Wurdack, Triadica, in Flora of North America Vol. 12, and B. Li & H.-J. Esser, Triadica in Flora of China Vol. 11 (available at www.eFloras.org)
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (accessed May 2017)

One species in NSW: Triadica sebifera.

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