Description: Trees or shrubs, with milky latex.
Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, secondary veins ± transverse, numerous.
Flowers in cymes, glands absent. Corolla with a narrow, cylindrical tube; lobes overlapping to left in bud. Stamens enclosed in the tube, free from the style head. Ovary of 2 distinct carpels united by the style; ovules few.
Fruit a pair of bright red, glossy drupes (sometimes only 1 developing); endocarp thick, hard, nearly smooth, cavities absent; seed 1, flattened.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 18 spp., Seychelles to N.G., Aust., N.Cal., Polynesia, & north to Ryukyu Is. Aust.: 3 spp. (2 spp. endemic), Qld, N.S.W.
Text by G. J. Harden & J. B. Williams
|One species in NSW: Neisosperma poweri|