1 gen., trop. subtrop. temp.; Asia, to New Caledonia

Polyosma Blume

6 species endemic Aust.; Qld, NSW

Polyosma cunninghamii Bennett

Small tree. Leaves opposite, ovate-elliptic to narrow-ovate, acuminate, glabrous, paler underneath, 5–10 cm long, with irregular coarse callous teeth. Flowers in racemes shorter than the leaves. Floral tube ovoid. Calyx teeth 4, persistent. Petals 4, c. 10 mm long, cohering into a tube for half their length, spreading at the tips. Ovary inferior. Berry ovoid, 12 mm long. Coast and adjacent plateaus. RF. Fl. spring–summer