Trema

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Evergreen trees or shrubs, with simple hairs and sometimes with multicellular glandular hairs. Leaves alternate, pinnately nerved. Inflorescence axillary, cymose, unisexual or with both male and female flowers; bracts minute, deciduous. Male and female perianth 4- or 5-lobed. Male flowers globular; stamens 4 or 5, included or exserted; anthers dorsifixed, introrse; pistillode present, hirsute. Female flowers ovoid; staminodes usually present; ovary sessile, with short style; stigmas spreading or incurved. Fruit a drupe.

About 15 species in tropical to temperate regions; 2 species native to Australia.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Ulmaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Cannabaceae
Higher taxa
genus Trema
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