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Shrubs or trees, evergreen, monoecious; Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovate to elliptic, coriaceous, margin (sub)entire or crenate to serrate, glands absent, penninerved. Stipules entire, inconspicuous, caducous. Inflorescences axillary, with bracteate, solitary flowers or fascicles of flowers. Flowers unisexual, actinomorphic, pedicellate, sepals in 2 whorls, free, imbricate, ± equal, petals and disc absent. Fruit capsular, trilobate, smooth, dehiscing septicidally into 3 or 4 bivalved cocci; Seeds ovoid;


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Australasia
Two species in Australia; in Malesia: one extending into New Guinea.


Airy Shaw 1980 – In: Kew Bull.: 604
Radcl.-Sm. 2001: Gen. Euphorbiacearum: 94
Airy Shaw 1963 – In: Kew Bull.: 344
G.L.Webster 1994 – In: Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard.: 58
P.I.Forst. & Welzen 1999 – In: Blumea: 100
Airy Shaw 1961 – In: Kew Bull.: 356
Baill. 1980 – In: Kew Bull.: 46