Alchornea Sw.

3 species in Aust.; Qld, NSW

Alchornea ilicifolia (J.Sm.) Müll.Arg.

Tall, dioecious shrub. Leaves spirally arranged, coriaceous, ovate or rhomboid, 3–9 cm long, sinuate-toothed with prickly points; stipules minute. Perianth usually 4-lobed. Male flowers: perianth lobes valvate; stamens 8, free. Female flowers: ovary 3-locular with 1 ovule per loculus; styles 3, broad, flat. In or near RF. Coast and adjacent plateaus