Geijera

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs or trees, glabrous or with simple hairs. Leaves alternate, simple, margins entire. Inflorescence a loose, many-flowered panicle, terminal and upper axillary. Flowers small, bisexual, usually 5-(sometimes 4-)merous; sepals free; petals valvate or imbricate (not in Victoria), deciduous; stamens free, opposite sepals, divergent; carpels lacking sterile apices, partially immersed in thick, fleshy disc, ovary 4- or 5-locular or -lobed, style terminal on ovary, short, stigma capitate, 4- or 5-lobed, 2 ovules per loculus. Fruit of 1–5 distinct follicles, not transversely ridged, rounded; seeds shiny, blue-black, held in dehiscing follicles by persistent funiculus.

8 species, in mostly tropical and subtropical rainforest in Australia (5 species), New Guinea and New Caledonia.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Rutaceae. 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 Sapindales
family Rutaceae
Higher taxa
genus Geijera
Subordinate taxa