Scientific Name:
Elaeocarpus L., Sp. Pl. 515 (1753)
  • = Dicera J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. (1776)

Sepals and petals 4–5, inserted around disk. Stamens ∞; anthers linear, ± awned, opening by terminal pores or slits. Ovary 2–5-celled; ovules 2 to several per cell, pend. Style subulate, stigma simple. Fr. a drupe, endocarp stony, often rugose, 2–5–(1)-celled. Seeds solitary in each cell. Trees.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Elaeocarpus L.
Indigenous (Endemic)2
Exotic: Casual1
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