Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Aleurites J.R.Forst. & G.Forst., Char. Gen. Pl., ed. 2. 111 (1776)

Monoecious trees;  sap milky.  Lvs stipulate, alternate, entire or palmately lobed but not serrate.  ♂ and ♀ fls mixed in terminal panicles; ♀ fls at ends of branches surrounded by several ♂.  ♂ fls: calyx dividing into 2–3 segments, united in bud;  petals 5;  anthers 8–20; filaments sometimes branched.  ♀ fls:  calyx dividing into 2–3 segments; petals 5, much smaller than in ♂;  ovary 2–5-celled, with 1 ovule in each cell;  styles 2, deeply 2-fid.  Fr. fleshy, spherical, with cells not separating at maturity.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Aleurites J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual1
Forster, J.R.; Forster, G. 1776: Characteres Generum Plantarum quas in Itinere ad Insulas Maris Australis Collegerunt, Descripserunt, Delinearunt, Annis. Edition 2. White, Cadell & Elmsley, London.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.