Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet
L., Sp. Pl. 8 (1753).
Derivation: The classical Latin name.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Evergreen trees with simple opposite leaves and hard wood.
Inflorescence axillary or terminal, distichous or paniculate; calyx small, campanulate, with 4 small more or less triangular-dentate lobes; corolla sympetalous, with 4 valvate lobes; stamens 2, attached near the top of the corolla tube, exserted at anthesis; ovary ovoid; style terminal, with a more or less 2-lobed stigma.
Fruit a drupe.
About 20 species from the Old World, especially the tropics.
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