1 gen., trop. and subtrop., except Africa

Symplocos Jacq.

7 – 10 species in Aust.; Qld, NSW, Vic.

Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, coriaceous; stipules absent. Flowers sessile or shortly pedicellate, often numerous, in axillary spikes racemes or panicles. Calyx lobes 5, short, broad. Corolla tubular, deeply 5-lobed or the petals almost free, regular; lobes imbricate in the bud. Stamens numerous. Ovary inferior, 2-locular; placentas axile. Fruit drupaceous.