Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Melicope J.R.Forst. & G.Forst., Char. Gen. Pl. 55, t. 28 (1776)
  • = Entoganum Banks ex Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 331 (1788) nom. illeg.
  • = Pelea A.Gray (1854)
  • = Evodiella B.L.Linden (1959)

Fls 4-merous, perfect to unisexual, in cymes or panicles, occ. solitary. Sepals minute, petals with inflexed apices; stamens 8, at base of disk, filaments subulate. Ovary 4-lobed and 4-loculed; ovules us. 2 per locule; styles 4, often coalescent; stigma 4-lobed. Cocci 4, each 1-seeded; testa shining, endocarp cartilaginous. Trees or shrubs with gland-dotted lvs.

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

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Melicope J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.
Indigenous (Endemic)2
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Gaertner, J. 1788: De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum. Vol. 1. Stuttgart.
Hartley, T.G. 2000: On the Taxonomy and Biogeography of Euodia and Melicope (Rutaceae). Allertonia 8(1): 1–319.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.