Choretrum R.Br.

6 species endemic Aust.; Qld, NSW, Vic., S.A., WA

Erect shrubs. Leaves reduced to minute persistent scales. Branchlets green. Flowers bisexual, white, small, numerous, scattered singly along the branchlets apparently forming racemes or spikes of various lengths. Perianth 5-lobed, surrounded by a number of small bracts. Ovary inferior; style short. Fruit drupaceous, finally dry, crowned by the persistent perianth lobes.Hybridization may occur between these species.