Description: Climbing shrubs or trees.
Flowers in panicles or racemes, axillary or terminal. Hypanthium very short. Sepals 5. Petals absent or hooded. Stamens 5. Ovary initially immersed in the disc, 2-locular; style 2-lobed.
Fruit a 1-seeded nut produced into an oblong or linear wing.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 36 species, India, South-East Asia to Pacific; 1 species in Africa & Madagascar. Australia: 3 species (endemic), Qld, N.S.W., N.T., S.A., W.A., tropical & drier areas.
Text by G. J. Harden
|One species in NSW: Ventilago viminalis|