Claoxylon A.Juss.

4 species in Aust.; Qld, NSW

Claoxylon australe Baill.

Monoecious, glabrous or pubescent, small tree or tall shrub; small branches pale and brittle. Leaves spirally arranged, obovate elliptic or oblong, crenate, very thin, 9–18 cm long; petioles 2–4 cm long with 3–5 glands at the top; stipules minute. Flowers in axillary racemes shorter than the leaves. Perianth segments 3, 2 mm long. Stamens numerous on a central receptacle or disc. Ovary 3-locular, globular, pubescent; styles 3, free. Fruit a globular berry, 6 mm diam. Widespread. RF. Fl. spring