Description: Shrubs, monoecious or dioecious.
Inflorescence a terminal or axillary raceme. Flowers generally unisexual, shortly pedicellate, in the axils of 2 bracts. Perianth segments 4. Stamens 10–20. Carpel solitary.
Fruit an achene, covered with hooked bristles.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, Australia, Pacific islands. Australia: 1 species
Text by G. J. Harden