Description: Arborescent, leaf scars often prominent on the trunk.
Leaves pinnately divided; leaf bases sheathing, forming a crownshaft, not persistent on trunk.
Inflorescence panicle-like. Flowers unisexual, usually 3 together, sessile, purple, the lateral ones male, the central one female. Perianth 3-merous. Ovary 1-locular.
Fruit ovoid - ellipsoid.
Distribution and occurrence: Endemic on Lord Howe Island, 1 species.
Text by KL Wilson (Jan 2013)
Taxon concept: PS Green (1994) Flora of Australia vol. 49