Description: Trees or shrubs, indumentum of T-shaped hairs.
Leaves alternate, simple, margins entire or few-toothed; stipules absent.
Inflorescences terminal, mostly racemose, sometimes reduced and flowers ± clustered. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual, 4–6-merous. Sepals mostly fused in lower half or rarely free. Petals free or rarely fused, with a membranous scale at base. Stamens same number as and slightly shorter than the petals; filaments free; anthers 2-locular, dehiscing by longitudinal slits. Disc present. Ovary inferior, 1–4-locular, ovule solitary in each loculus.
Fruit a drupe, usually 1-locular; 1-seeded.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 6 species, Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia, Rapa I. Australia: 2 species, N.S.W (1 species confined to LHI).
Text by G. J. Harden. Key from P.G. Kodela, P.S. Green, Flora of Australia Online [accessed 15 Jun. 2023]. Added by K.L. Gibbons
| ||Key to the species|| |
|1||Flowers with petals c. 3 mm long, yellow; fruit c. 3 mm long, becoming dry and brown; Lord Howe Island endemic||Corokia carpodetoides|
|Flowers with petals c. 5 mm long, creamy or white; fruit 8–12 mm long, red when ripe; NE New South Wales||Corokia whiteana|