Melicytus J.R.Forst & G.Forst.

1 endemic species Aust.; NSW, Vic., Tas., S.A.

Melicytus dentatus (R Br. ex DC.) Molloy & Mabb.

Glabrous, rigid, much-branched shrub up to 3 m high; the side branches often converted into thorns. Leaves alternate, elliptic to linear, 1–4 cm long, entire to irregularly toothed, coriaceous; stipules absent. Flowers regular or almost so, sometimes unisexual, axillary, solitary or 2 together on short slender peduncles. Sepals ovate to orbicular. Petals yellow to greenish, c. 4 mm long, with recurved tips. Fruit a berry, purplish, c. 6 mm diam. Widespread. River banks and near RF. Fl. spring. Tree Violet