Description: Woody climbers.
Flowers unisexual or bisexual, sessile, in spikes arranged in terminal or axillary panicles. Bracts small and papery. Perianth segments 5, free. Stamens 5, filaments united at the base. Ovary superior, 1-locular; styles 3.
Fruit a berry, 1-locular, many-seeded.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 12 species, Madagascar, Malesia & Australia. Australia: 2 species, Qld, N.S.W.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
| ||Key to the species|| |
|1||Stems and leaves pubescent, especially when young; seeds colliculate, less than 1 mm long||Deeringia arborescens|
|Stems and leaves glabrous; seeds smooth, 1.0–1.2 mm long||Deeringia amaranthoides|