Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rigid shrubs. Leaves opposite, petiolate or sessile, often caducous; stipules fused at base and opposite pairs united into a short collar; simple axillary spines often present. Flowers bisexual, solitary or clustered in axils of leaves of short axillary shoots; sepals (4–)5, falling before fruit ripens; petals 5, hooded, or sometimes absent; disc prominent, largely covering the ovary summit; ovary inferior, carpels 3, style entire or slightly branched. Fruit a capsule (in Australia) or a drupe, splitting into 3 medially dehiscent segments; seeds not arillate.

10 species, from southern South America, New Zealand (1 species) and south-eastern Australia (2 species).

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Discaria. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rhamnaceae
Higher taxa
genus Discaria
Subordinate taxa