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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.


Skottsb. 1934: pp. 1-106. – In: Kongl. Svenska Vet. Ak. Handl.
Moore & Edgar 1970: pp. 27-38. – In: Fl. New Zeal.
Krause 1930 – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 15a: 360
Bth. 1878 – In: Fl. Austr.: 11
Van Balgooy 1966: p. 86. – In: Pac. Pl. Areas: map 47