Leaves rosulate, 3-ranked, linear to lanceolate, forming a closed sheath at the base. Inflorescence a panicle; Ovary superior, sessile, depressed-globose to ellipsoid, 1- or 3-celled; Fruit a berry; Seeds ovoid or angled, glossy.
Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Australasia: New South Wales (New South Wales present); Tasmania (Tasmania present); Victoria (Victoria present), E. Malesia present, Falkland Is present, Mauritius present, New Zealand present, Pacific present
About 20-30 spp. in the Pacific (13 in New Zealand) including Australia (Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania), Mauritius and the Falkland Is.; in E. Malesia: New Guinea.